1. A seller of drugs to addict trade; a prostitute. 2. A trafficker in stolen food or other goods belonging to the state; one who trades in contraband which has been smuggled into prison.

- american underworld dictionary - 1950

Ped"dler (?), n. [OE. pedlere, pedlare, also peddare, peoddare, fr. OE. ped a basket, of unknown origin.]

One who peddles; a traveling trader; one who travels about, retailing small wares; a hawker.

[Written also pedlar and pedler.] "Some vagabond huckster or peddler."



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