huckster


1huck·ster

noun \ˈhək-stər\

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

Full Definition of HUCKSTER

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:  one who produces promotional material for commercial clients especially for radio or television
huck·ster·ism \-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

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

2huckster

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

Definition of HUCKSTER

intransitive verb
:  haggle
transitive verb
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:  to deal in or bargain over
2
:  to promote aggressively

First Known Use of HUCKSTER

1592

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