1A person who goes from place to place selling small goods: the visit of the pedlar to Irish country houses was a very special event in the lives of children in the 1950s
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- They came as sailors, pedlars, traders of all sorts, cloth merchants, spice dealers, preachers, teachers and sometimes all of the above in a single lifetime.
- Before then, buying and selling occurred through fairs, market-stalls, artisans' workshops, or itinerant pedlars.
- Prices were partly determined by the efficiency of merchants, traders, and peddlers, as we will see in the next section.
Middle English: perhaps an alteration of synonymous dialect pedder, apparently from dialect ped 'pannier'.
See pedal1 (usage)