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Definition of "hawker" []

  • One who sells goods aggressively, especially by calling out. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hawker" in a sentence
  • "Such men have generally arrived at the dignity of a pack-horse – no unmixed benefit in the eyes of people driving, since most of the country horses are reduced to frenzy by the sight of the lean screw with his immense white pack – the hawker is merciless to his horse – led by the "black" man in flapping clothes and gay turban."
  • "The Hindu hawker is still a figure to be met frequently in the Bush – where he is, indeed, something of an institution."
  • "Nowadays a hawker is a pedlar, and it has been assumed, without sufficient evidence, that the word is of the same origin as huckster."