An itinerant licensed dealer in commodities used for food; a hawker; a huckster; formerly applied especially to one who bought grain in one place and sold it in another.

Origin: Of uncertain origin; perh. Fr. An old verb badge to lay up provisions to sell again.

1. A carnivorous quadruped of the genus Meles or of an allied genus. It is a burrowing animal, with short, thick legs, and long claws on the fore feet. One species (M. Vulgaris), called also brock, inhabits the north of Europe and Asia; another species (Taxidea Americana or Labradorica) inhabits the northern parts of North America. See teledu.

2. A brush made of badgers' hair, used by artists. Badger dog.

(Science: zoology) see dachshund.

Origin: oe. Bageard, prob. Fr. Badge _ -ard, in reference to the white mark on its forehead. See Badge.

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

This page was last modified on 3 October 2005, at 21:16. This page has been accessed 2,202 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link