colporteur

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English[edit]

19th century colporter
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French colporteur, from comporteur by influence of col(neck) (re-analyzed as col + porteur(porter)), from verb comporter, from Latin comportō (English comport).

Noun[edit]

colporteur (plural colporteurs)

  1. A peddler of publications, especially of religious books

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From colporter +‎ -eur.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɔl.pɔʁ.tœʁ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

colporteur m (plural colporteurs, feminine colporteuse)

  1. peddler, hawker

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