Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who patters; specifically, one who endeavors to sell his wares by long harangues in the public thoroughfares.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Cant, Eng. One who patters, or talks glibly; specifically, a street peddler.

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  • noun UK, slang One who patters, or talks glibly; a street peddler.

Etymologies

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patter +‎ -er

Examples

  • So the patterer is a gentleman with the rest of them, and shuts up shop at the same time A.T. Stewart and H.B. Claflin do their marble and sandstone palaces.

    The Secrets of the Great City

  • And taking it as it stands, and from where it emanated, rather a creditable performance, particularly when we take into consideration—as duly announced by the street-patterer, that it was "just printed and pub—lish—ed, all for the low charge of twopence."

    Jemmy Catnach: proto-comic publisher

  • Even when it becomes clear that the police have nabbed the wrong man, a veteran forger named William Ryan, Whitty's motives remain financial: both he and a patterer, Henry Owler, see Ryan's narrative as a profitable goldmine.

    The Little Professor:

  • Even when it becomes clear that the police have nabbed the wrong man, a veteran forger named William Ryan, Whitty's motives remain financial: both he and a patterer, Henry Owler, see Ryan's narrative as a profitable goldmine.

    The Fiend in Human

  • The few bystanders who had no urgent business were listening to the running patterer whose entertainment value was far higher.

    A Funeral In Blue

  • Since the highwayman wandered, fur-coated, into the City, the patterer has lost his occupation.

    A Book of Scoundrels

  • And the climax is reached, when you find yourself eclipsed by some minion, some dancing - master, some vile Alexandrian patterer of Ionic lays.

    Works of Lucian of Samosata — Volume 02

  • Since the highwayman wandered, fur-coated, into the City, the patterer has lost his occupation.

    A Book of Scoundrels

  • The harp is the travelling patterer for the Universe's Insurance Company, recommending its laws, and our little goodness is all the assessment that we pay.

    Walden, or Life in the woods

  • The harp is the travelling patterer for the Universe's Insurance Company, recommending its laws, and our little goodness is all the assessment that we pay.

    Walden~ Chapter 11 (historical)

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