* BADGER = one who buys corn and other commodities and carries them elsewhere to sell; an itinerant dealer who acts as a middleman between producer (farmer, fisherman, etc.) and consumer; a cadger, hawker, or huckster
(also see EXAMPLE below)
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from bājulāt- ppl. stem of bājulāre to carry, from bājulus porter
A Dictionary of Verbal Corruptions Perverted in Form or Meaning,
By False Derivation, or Mistaken Analogy
By Rev. Abram Smythe Palmer, 1882. P. 18
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