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cos•ter•mon•ger  (kostər mung′gər, -mong′-, kôstər-), 
[Chiefly Brit.]

  • Also called coster. a hawker of fruit, vegetables, fish, etc.

  • v.i. 
  • to sell fruit, vegetables, fish, etc., from a cart, barrow, or stall in the streets;
  • Etymology:
    • earlier costerdmonger. See costard, monger 1505–15

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    costermonger /ˈkɒstəˌmʌŋɡə/, coster n
    1. Brit rare a person who sells fruit, vegetables, etc, from a barrow
    Etymology: 16th Century: coster-, from costard + monger

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