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19th century colporter
 
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EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

colporteur (plural colporteurs)

  1. A peddler of publications, especially of religious books

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From colporter +‎ -eur.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

colporteur m (plural colporteurs, feminine colporteuse)

  1. peddler, hawker

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