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Definition of "peddle" [ped•dle]

  • To travel about selling (wares): peddling goods from door to door. (verb-transitive)
  • To engage in the illicit sale of (narcotics). (verb-transitive)
  • Informal To seek to disseminate; give out: peddling lies. (verb-transitive)
  • To travel about selling wares. (verb-intransitive)
  • To occupy oneself with trifles. (verb-intransitive)

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 "peddle" in a sentence
  • "Number of times Mixer will lie, demand asymmetric evidence, and back peddle from a pathetic argument: infinite."
  • "The two activities do not go well together: presumably even cyclists who peddle from the saddle would not attempt to do so without stopping."
  • "Very few people, even propagandists knowingly lie, and they tend to believe what they peddle is in fact very true."