Definition of pearmonger in English:

pearmonger

noun

English Regional
historical
  • A seller of pears. Chiefly in proverbial phrase "as pert as a pearmonger" and variants.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Harding (1516–1572), theologian and religious controversialist. From pear + monger.

Pronunciation

pearmonger

/ˈpɛːˌmʌŋɡə/