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Cosʹtermonger

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A seller of eatables about the streets, properly an appleseller (from costard, a sort of apple, and monger, “a trader;” Saxon, mangian, “to trade”), a word still retained in ironmonger, cheese-monger, fish-monger, news-monger, fell-monger, etc.

“Her father was an Irish costarmonger.”


B. Jonson: The Alchemist, iv. 1.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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