to offer (something) for sale by calling out in the street (Merriam-Webster)

I came across this word while reading You In America where the speaker says: ” The people who never broke a profit from the mangoes and akara they hawked, whose houses—zinc sheets precariously held by nails—fell apart in the rainy season.” This shows that the speaker and most of her family and friends had poor living conditions and were not able to make a profit from their work.

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