What does «quinquillero» mean in spanish?

  • Person who manufactures or sells quincalla (a set of metal objects, generally of little value). Peddler of trinkets.

    Examples of use in spanish: "el quinquillero recorre los pueblos vendiendo sus mercancías".

    "los quinquilleros en el pasado recorrían los pueblos arreglando candiles, botijas, tinajas rotas, afilaban cuchillos, etc."

  • A person who belongs to a certain marginalized social group.
  • Small-time criminal; petty criminal.
  • Person of bad appearance and dirty, who inspires distrust.
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