Peddle Ped"dle, v. i. [From {Peddler}.] 1. To travel about with wares for sale; to go from place to place, or from house to house, for the purpose of retailing goods; as, to peddle without a license. [1913 Webster]

2. To do a small business; to be busy about trifles; to piddle. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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