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flesh peddler

noun, Slang.
1.
an employment agent or agency, especially one that recruits executives.
2.
a theatrical agent.
3.
a pimp.
4.
a prostitute.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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flesh-peddler

noun
  1. A pimp or prostitute •The earlier version, flesh-monger, is found by 1603 (1940s+)
  2. An actor's or athlete's agent: The old Hollywood flesh peddlers never stop talking money (1930s+)
  3. A person working at an employment agency; headhunter (1960s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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