Meaning of coster-wife in English:

coster-wife

Pronunciation /ˈkɒstəwʌɪf/

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noun

historical, rare
  • A woman who sells apples (and other fruit, vegetables, fish, etc.) from a stall; a female costermonger.

Origin

Mid 17th century. From costard + wife, after e.g. apple-wife, fishwife.