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huckster

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noun huck·ster \ˈhək-stər\

Simple Definition of huckster

  • : someone who sells or advertises something in an aggressive, dishonest, or annoying way

Full Definition of huckster

  1. 1 :  hawker, peddler

  2. 2 :  one who produces promotional material for commercial clients especially for radio or television

huck·ster·ism play \-stə-ˌri-zəm\ noun

Examples of huckster

  1. <hucksters outside the auditorium selling everything from key chains to life-size cutouts of the rock star>



Origin of huckster

Middle English hukster, from Middle Dutch hokester, from hoeken to peddle


First Known Use: 13th century


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huckster

verb huck·ster

Definition of huckster

huck·steredhuck·ster·ing play \-st(ə-)riŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  haggle

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to deal in or bargain over

  5. 2 :  to promote aggressively



1592

First Known Use of huckster

1592



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