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costermonger in Occupations topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcostermongercos‧ter‧mon‧ger /ˈkɒstəˌmʌŋɡə $ ˈkɑːstərˌmɑːŋɡər, -ˌmʌŋ-/ noun [countable] British English old-fashioned 🔊 🔊 BOSELLsomeone who sells fruit and vegetables in the street
Examples from the Corpus
costermongerGranpa - who was a costermonger by trade - worked the pitch on the corner of Whitechapel Road.It is possible that some elements of the Hooligan dress-style were derived from the clothes favoured by costermongers in mid-nineteenth-century London.Donkeys were the typical animals of costermongers, and were cheaper than horses.