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ˈkɒlˌpɔr tər, -ˌpoʊr-col·por·teur

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  1. colporteurnoun

    A peddler, especially of religious books

Webster Dictionary

  1. Colporteurnoun

    a hawker; specifically, one who travels about selling and distributing religious tracts and books

  2. Etymology: [F. colporteur one who carries on his neck, fr. colporter to carry on one's neck; col (L. collum) neck + porter (L. portare) to carry.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Colporteur

    kol′pōrt-ār, or kol′pōrt-ėr, n. a peddler, esp. one selling tracts and religious books.—n. Col′portāge, the distribution of books by colporteurs. [Fr. colporteur, from col—L. collum, the neck, and porter—L. portāre, to carry.]

Editors Contribution

  1. colporteur

    A dumbass that does not know how to work.


    Submitted by anonymous on July 17, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of colporteur in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of colporteur in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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    In a political context, many denizens of that universe are colporteurs of misdirection par excellence.
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