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hawker

Noun

1 someone who travels about selling his wares (as on the streets or at carnivals) [syn: peddler, pedlar, packman, pitchman]
2 a person who breeds and trains hawks and who follows the sport of falconry [syn: falconer]

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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

probably from Medieval Low German hoker

Noun

  1. a peddler/pedlar, hockster, who travels about to sell easily transportable goods
Translations
  • Greek: γυρολόγος, πραματευτής

Etymology 2

hawk + -er

Noun

  1. someone who breeds and trains hawks and other falcons

References

Extensive Definition

Hawker may refer to: Places
People

See also

hawker in German: Hawker
hawker in Polish: Hawker
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