hawker definition by Webster's New World
Origin: altered by folk etymology (after hawk) ; from Middle Low German hoker, huckster (Du heuker, German höker) ; from hoken, to peddle, origin, originally , to crouch (as with a burden) ; from Indo-European base an unverified form keu-, to bend, stoop, arch from source hobble, high
Origin: Old English hafocere
hawker definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English hauker, probably from Middle Low German höker, from hōken, to peddle, bend, bear on the back.