jowter

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Noun[edit]

jowter (plural jowters)

  1. (obsolete) A mounted peddler of fish.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Carew to this entry?)
  2. (archaic) A buyer and seller of fish.
    • 1979, Cormac McCarthy, Suttree, Random House, p.68:
      He lifted out the catfish and selected a small carp. They watched the needle swing. The old jowter twisted up the apron in his hands. Two and a half, he said.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.