person who likes to drive fast

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • speed merchant — see under ↑speed • • • Main Entry: ↑merchant speed merchant noun (informal) Someone who drives, runs, bowls, etc with exceptional speed • • • Main Entry: ↑speed …   Useful english dictionary

  • speed merchant — n. someone who does something fast: a runner, pitcher, swimmer, driver, etc. □ Look at her go! What a speed merchant! □ What a pitch! That guy is a speed merchant for sure …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • speed merchant — /ˈspid mɜtʃənt/ (say speed merchuhnt) noun Colloquial 1. a person who can run fast. 2. a person who likes to drive a vehicle at speed …   Australian English dictionary

  • speed-merchant —  1. Person who drives at high speed.  2. Person who acts or moves quickly …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • speed-merchant — Australian Slang person who likes to drive fast …   English dialects glossary

  • merchant — ► NOUN 1) a wholesale trader. 2) N. Amer. & Scottish a retail trader. 3) informal, chiefly derogatory a person fond of a particular activity: a speed merchant. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of ships, sailors, or shipping activity) involved with commerce. ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • merchant — n. 1 a wholesale trader, esp. with foreign countries. 2 esp. US & Sc. a retail trader. 3 colloq. usu. derog. a person showing a partiality for a specified activity or practice (speed merchant). Phrases and idioms: merchant bank esp. Brit. a bank… …   Useful english dictionary

  • merchant — {{11}}merchant (adj.) c.1400, from MERCHANT (Cf. merchant) (n.) and from O.Fr. marcheant (adj.). {{12}}merchant (n.) c.1200, from Anglo Fr. marchaunt merchant, shopkeeper (O.Fr. marcheant, Mod.Fr. marchand), from V.L. *mercatantem (nom.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • speed — n. & v. n. 1 rapidity of movement (with all speed; at full speed). 2 a rate of progress or motion over a distance in time (attains a high speed). 3 a a gear appropriate to a range of speeds of a bicycle. b US or archaic such a gear in a motor… …   Useful english dictionary

  • merchant — mer|chant [ˈmə:tʃənt US ˈmə:r ] n [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: marcheant, from Latin mercatus, past participle of mercari to buy and sell ] 1.) wine/coal/timber etc merchant someone whose job is to buy and sell wine, coal etc or a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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