Definition of street trader in English:

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street trader


A person who sells something in the street, either from a stall or van or with their goods laid out on the pavement.
Example sentences
  • Once a trainee priest, he has worked as a market street trader, a chef and a publican, briefly trained as a jockey and once trialled for Wimbledon.
  • A street trader sits patiently beside a barrow filled with old books: ‘I remember quite clearly that I asked myself how these people could buy books when they had nothing to eat.’
  • From a young age she spent time with her father, a general dealer in fruit, vegetables and flowers, learning the life of a street trader.


street trading

Example sentences
  • Blackpool council has pledged to protect ‘legitimate businesses’ with its zero tolerance policy on illegal street trading.
  • This includes moonlighting, street trading, bartering, cash-in-hand work and the odd favour here and there.
  • Maureen's business might be in Richmond today but she remains fond of the place where she first learnt her trade, and where as a two-year-old she introduced Amanda to the art of street trading.

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