One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person or company offering something for sale, especially a trader in the street.‘an Italian ice-cream vendor’
seller, salesperson, salesman, saleswoman, dealer, trader, tradesman, retailer, shopkeeper, shopman, shop girl, shop boy, sales assistant, assistant, wholesaler, merchant, trafficker, purveyor, supplier, stockist, marketer, marketeer, sales representative, door-to-door salesman, travelling salesman, commercial travellerView synonyms
- ‘She glanced around quickly, and her eyes caught a street vender who was selling ice cream.’
- ‘The cries of children playing and street vendors hawking their merchandise rose above the hubbub.’
- ‘Today's street vendors hawk pirated DVD movies and contraband toys and clothing from China.’
- ‘In Peru's informal economic sector, street vendors sell anything from food to flowers.’
- ‘For example, Unilever sells soap through street vendors and Coca-Cola is sold through kiosks.’
- ‘Street vendors and small restaurants in Bangkok also reported chicken sales have dived since late last week.’
- ‘A seafood vendor hawks his goods at a morning market in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.’
- ‘Surprisingly, many middle-class customers also enjoy buying from the street vendors.’
- ‘These are sold at market or by street vendors, but people typically grow enough for their own consumption.’
- ‘The battle should begin with shop owners, they should not allow vendors along the corridors.’
- ‘Street vendors had set up their carts in front of her space, keeping customers away.’
- ‘You'll see vendors hawking everything from incense to books on the latest conspiracy theory.’
- ‘The hotdog vendor looked up from his task of assembling Rhino's meal and stared at them.’
- ‘She explained that some place had become a dumping area for rotting vegetables that vendors were unable to sale.’
- ‘They found a street vendor selling ice cream; this time Rose wouldn't take no for an answer.’
- ‘I learned to drink espresso there served up from a little vendor's cart.’
- ‘I'd just grab something from a vendor's cart in the marketplace.’
- ‘He nodded and I turned away, walking straight up to the vendor's cart.’
- ‘I am reminded of a very simple example where hotdog vendors compete for location on a strip of beach.’
- ‘The explosion in Baghdad occurred in a market when police tried to dismantle two bombs found in vendors ' stalls.’
- 1.1Law The seller in a sale, especially of property.
- ‘First, he must be sure that the vendor of the property is really entitled to sell it.’
- ‘Contracts between the vendor and the claimant were exchanged on 12 th June 1995.’
- ‘In the agreement the vendor warranted that the pool machinery was properly constructed and free of structural deficits.’
- ‘On 30 June the Solicitors remitted the full purchase price of £102,000 to the Vendor's solicitors.’
- ‘The vendor's solicitor responded with a letter to Kent dated October 9.’
Late 16th century: from Anglo-Norman French vendour (see vend).
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