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hawker1

[haw-ker] /ˈhɔ kər/
noun
1.
a person who hunts with hawks or other birds of prey.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English hafecere. See hawk1, -er1

hawker2

[haw-ker] /ˈhɔ kər/
noun
1.
a person who offers goods for sale by shouting his or her wares in the street or going from door to door; peddler.
Origin
1375-1425; late Middle English < Middle Low German haker retail dealer; akin to Middle Dutch hac in same sense; cf. huckster
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  • The government waited patiently for two days until citizens, from street hawker to taipan, were demanding police action.
  • Even establishments called coffee shops are essentially mini hawker centers.
  • We've taken steps including separating hawker stalls from residential blocks and limiting expansion of the stall areas.
British Dictionary definitions for hawker

hawker1

/ˈhɔːkə/
noun
1.
a person who travels from place to place selling goods
Word Origin
C16: probably from Middle Low German hōker, from hōken to peddle; see huckster

hawker2

/ˈhɔːkə/
noun
1.
a person who hunts with hawks, falcons, etc
Word Origin
Old English hafecere; see hawk1, -er1
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Word Origin and History for hawker
n.

"one who hunts with a hawk," Old English hafocere; see hawk (n.) + -er (1). For sense "one who sells or peddles," see hawk (v.1).

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