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noun as in peddler

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Hi Quartz Africa members,Hi Quartz Africa members,Informal shops, open market stalls, and hawkers are examples of the informal operations that dominate the retail market in Africa.

From Quartz

These stories are told by a diverse cast of chefs, home cooks, street hawkers, and restaurateurs, all people who make us excited to travel, cooking the foods that make us excited to eat.

From Eater

There are fishmongers and queso fresco vendors and a newspaper hawker and kids playing hide-and-seek and other games, and, in the center of the commotion, a cow that’s parked itself near the church door.

The coastal city was unfamiliar, from the language, to the dusty streets packed with motorcycles, horse carts, and hawkers, but he immediately felt at home.

From Quartz

Shuffling behind tour guides, gazing upward at the architecture or pausing abruptly to buy souvenirs from street hawkers, the visitors were often a nuisance to locals navigating the streets.

From Time

A particularly vivid instance comes from an interview conducted by the journalist Paul Hawker in 2010.

Could it have taken her any longer to break up with that hawker of newspaper scandal, Carlisle?

In fact, the private jet—a Gulfstream, a Hawker-Beechcraft—occupies a central role in American corporate culture.

The flagon which contained the giants allowance of liquor is mentioned by Hawker in a private letter.

The grave-digger said he had been christened and married by Mr. Hawker: one of the best passons, he added, us ever had.

Hawker and Landor (it may be remarked by the way) were in many respects kindred spirits.

Possibly Hawker altered this in accordance with the superstition mentioned on p. 21.

This screen was constructed by Mr. Hawker from the rescued remnants of an older screen, pieced together with ironwork.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hawker, such as: costermonger, huckster, salesperson, seller, colporteur, and pitchperson.

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