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Topic: DRUG CULTURE

Date: 1300-1400
Origin: pedder 'peddler' (13-19 centuries), from ped 'basket' (13-19 centuries)

peddler

noun
     
ped‧dler [countable]
1x-ref the American spelling of pedlar
2 old-fashionedMDD someone who sells illegal drugs [↪ pusher, dealer]
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