Costermonger, or simply Coster, is a street seller of fruit (apples, etc.) and vegetables, in London and other British towns. They were ubiquitous in mid-Victorian England, and some are still found in markets. As usual with street-sellers, they would use a loud sing-song cry or chant to attract att...
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[n] - a hawker of fruit and vegetables from a barrow
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Cos'ter·mon`ger noun [ See Costard .] An apple seller; a hawker of, or dealer in, any kind of fruit or vegetables; a fruiterer. [ Written also costardmonger .]
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barrow-man noun a hawker of fruit and vegetables from a barrow
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• (n.) An apple seller; a hawker of, or dealer in, any kind of fruit or vegetables; a fruiterer.
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Originally a costermonger was a seller of apples, the term came to mean a seller of fruit and vegetables and later any eatables traded around the streets.
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A costermonger is an itinerant dealer in fruit, vegetables, fish etc. deriving the name from costard, a favourite apple. The London costermongers were viewed as useful at relieving the markets when glutted during the 19th century.
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a street peddler, usually selling fruits or vegetables. An estimated 12,000 costermongers vied for patrons on London streets in the 1850s.
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1) Bargainer 2) Barrow-boy 3) Barrow-man 4) Dealer 5) Monger 6) Trader
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