- A person who travels about selling goods, typically advertising them by shouting: hawkers and costermongers pushed their little handcarts, crying ‘Bread!’, ‘Fish!’ and ‘Meat pies!’More 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.
early 16th century: probably from Low German or Dutch and related to huckster.
- 2A slender-bodied dragonfly that remains airborne for long periods, typically patrolling a particular stretch of water.
More example sentences
- Aeshnidae, Gomphidae, and other families, order Odonata: several genera
- The hawkers, or dragon nymphs, are longer and thinner and they patrol up and down looking out for prey on which to swoop.
Old English hafocere, from hafoc 'hawk'.