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street vendor

Syllabification: street ven·dor

Definition of street vendor in English:

noun

A person who sells something in the street, either from a stall or van or with their goods laid out on the sidewalk.
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.

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