from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To travel about selling (wares): peddling goods from door to door.
- transitive v. To engage in the illicit sale of (narcotics).
- transitive v. Informal To seek to disseminate; give out: peddling lies.
- intransitive v. To travel about selling wares.
- intransitive v. To occupy oneself with trifles.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To sell things, especially door to door.
- v. To sell illegal narcotics.
- v. To spread or cause to spread.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To travel about with wares for sale; to go from place to place, or from house to house, for the purpose of retailing goods.
- intransitive v. To do a small business; to be busy about trifles; to piddle.
- transitive v. To sell from place to place; to retail by carrying around from customer to customer; to hawk; hence, to retail in very small quantities.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To travel about retailing small wares; go from place to place or from house to house selling small commodities; hawk.
- To be engaged in a small business; occupy one's self with trifles; trifle.
- To sell or retail in small quantities, usually by transporting the goods offered about the country, or from house to house; hence, to dispense or deal out in small quantities.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. sell or offer for sale from place to place
Back-formation from peddler. V., intr., sense 2, probably influenced by piddle.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)