hawkers

hawker

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

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

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hawker

2 [haw-ker]
noun
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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hawker1 (ˈhɔːkə)
 
n
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)
 
n
a person who hunts with hawks, falcons, etc
 
[Old English hafecere; see hawk1, -er1]

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