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hawker1

Syllabification: hawk·er
Pronunciation: /ˈhôkər
 
/

noun

A person who travels around selling goods, typically advertising them by shouting.
Example sentences
  • Hawkers came to sell their wares in small row boats near the cruise boats.
  • City authorities will plan to wipe out the sight of beggars and hawkers selling flowers or newspapers at intersections.
  • Tickets were sold in advance for $45, but street hawkers were selling them for about $200.

Origin

early 16th century: probably from Low German or Dutch and related to huckster.

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There are 2 main definitions of hawker in English:

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hawker2

Syllabification: hawk·er
Pronunciation: /ˈhôkər
 
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noun

Origin

Old English hafocere, from hafoc 'hawk'.

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