When you peddle something, you go out and try to sell it. It's cute when a little kid peddles his homemade birthday cards around the neighborhood, but if an adult did that it might be annoying.

The classic image of someone who peddles is an old-fashioned "peddler" or "tinker" traveling from village to village selling goods. The verb peddle, in fact, comes from the word "peddler," whose origin is a mystery. Any time you sell something by going from place to place, like selling Girl Scout cookies to all your neighbors, you peddle.

Definitions of peddle

v sell or offer for sale from place to place

hawk, huckster, monger, pitch, vend
Type of:
deal, sell, trade
do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood

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