- The definition of a peddler is a traveling salesperson.
An example of a peddler is a woman who travels the country selling jewelry she made.
A street peddler selling guitars.
a person who peddles
Origin of peddlerMiddle English pedlare, pedlere ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps peddare, peddler ; from ped, pedde, a basket, via diminutive pedle
One who travels about selling wares for a living.
Origin of peddlerMiddle English pedlere, probably alteration of peddere, from Medieval Latin pedārius, crosier bearer, from Latin pēs, ped-, foot; see pedi–.