1 [haw-ker]
a person who hunts with hawks or other birds of prey.

before 1000; Middle English; Old English hafecere. See hawk1, -er1

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2 [haw-ker]
a person who offers goods for sale by shouting his or her wares in the street or going from door to door; peddler.

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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hawker1 (ˈhɔːkə)
a person who travels from place to place selling goods
[C16: probably from Middle Low German hōker, from hōken to peddle; see huckster]

hawker2 (ˈhɔːkə)
a person who hunts with hawks, falcons, etc
[Old English hafecere; see hawk1, -er1]

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Example sentences
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.
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