Peddle meaning

pĕdl
Peddle is to go from place to place selling something, or to spread an idea.

When you set up a stand at a county fair and try to sell homemade jewelry to passersby, this is an example of a time when you try to peddle your jewelry.

When you try to sell the idea of universal health care to the public, this is an example of a time when you try to peddle the idea.

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To seek to disseminate; give out.

Peddling lies.

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To travel about selling wares.
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To occupy oneself with trifles.
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To go from place to place selling small articles.
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To spend time on trifles; piddle.
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To carry from place to place and offer for sale.
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To sell or offer for sale.

To peddle life insurance.

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To deal out or circulate (gossip, ideas, etc.)
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To sell things, especially door to door.
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(derogatory, figuratively) To spread or cause to spread.
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Origin of peddle

  • Back-formation from peddler V., intr., sense 2, probably influenced by piddle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition