peddler, pedlar, packman, hawker, pitchman(noun)
someone who travels about selling his wares (as on the streets or at carnivals)
a person who breeds and trains hawks and who follows the sport of falconry
one who sells wares by crying them in the street; hence, a peddler or a packman
to sell goods by outcry in the street
Origin: [Cf. AS. hafecere. See 1st Hawk.]
Hawker is a town in the Flinders Ranges area of South Australia, 365 km north of Adelaide. It is in the Flinders Ranges Council, the state Electoral district of Stuart and the federal Division of Grey. At the 2006 census, Hawker had a population of 229. The main economic activities in the area are tourism and pastoral runs of sheep and increasingly cattle. Due to the arid environment, the stocking rates are low, at about one sheep per three to four hectares. Hawker is 55 km south of Wilpena Pound, a unique natural dish-shaped range of hills popular with tourists, as well as the spectacular scenery of the Southern Flinders Ranges. Hawker was a thriving railway town from the 1880s until 1956 as it was on the famous Ghan railway line, until the route was moved further west when the line was upgraded.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hawk′ėr, n. one who carries about goods for sale on his back, a pedlar.—v.t. Hawk, to carry about for sale: to cry for sale. [Cf. Low Ger. and Ger. höker, Dut. heuker.]
The numerical value of hawker in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of hawker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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I am very excited. Never knew hawker food can go global, hopefully the next generation will also pick this up.
We don't try to second guess our inspectors but with the hawker food scene being so vibrant here I'd be surprised if it didn't feature strongly in the guide.
Michelin should, in my opinion, stay clear from the coffee shop and hawker stall culture, these run deep in the makeup of Singaporean society and any unnecessary polemic could undermine the guide's overall relevance.
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