According to tradition, the typical Yankee peddler was thought to be so shrewd that he could carve and sell counterfeit nutmegs.
Just look at Zynga, the peddler of Facebook games Farmville and Mafia Wars.
Mandelbaum began her climb to the top of the crime world as a peddler on the rough-and-tumble, bustling streets of New York City.
John Ball laid hand on the peddler's shoulder and turned him about to face the folk.
Pe ye a Yankee peddler, mit chewelry in your pack, to sheat the gals?
peddler can go to the Fair, said Nicholas; he 's no outlawed man.
What shall we do if he isn't to be seen and the peddler won't let us look inside?
Noel looked up quickly as she spoke, and saw the peddler standing in the doorway of the kitchen.
The peddler picked up his pack, and the children their toys.
The peddler took the hint, and closed the door immediately, using the precaution suggested by the dragoon.
late 14c. (c.1300 as a surname, Will. Le Pedelare), from peoddere, peddere (c.1200, mid-12c. as a surname), of unknown origin. It has the appearance of an agent noun, but no corresponding verb is attested in Middle English. Perhaps a diminutive of ped "panier, basket," also of unknown origin, but this is attested only from late 14c. Pedlar, preferred spelling in U.K., is attested from late 14c.