mar·​ke·​teer | \ˌmär-kə-ˈtir \

Definition of marketeer 

: a specialist in promoting or selling a product or service

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And the show’s producer, Ken Davenport, is Broadway’s most savvy marketeer. Chris Jones,, "You watched all the Tony winners, but when are they coming to Chicago?," 13 June 2018 Over a long career, the 37-year-old has excelled as an artist, but also as a marketeer — hawking his merch, sure, but also his sound, a streamlined shopping cart of influences that rarely suffers a wobbly wheel. Drew Lazor,, "Justin Timberlake plays the hits (and 'The Fresh Prince' theme) at the Wells Fargo Center," 3 June 2018 David Van Reybrouck, a historian of Congo, records how just a few years after a peace agreement in 2003, Bralima was instructing its marketeers to fight a war for business. The Economist, "How Heineken beer survives in Congo," 21 Apr. 2018 On trade, the free-marketeers in the White House, like Cohn, succeeded in diverting Trump from scrapping NAFTA and other radical measures. Time, "The Real Trade War Is Inside Donald Trump's White House," 7 Mar. 2018 Liberals loudly claim that free-marketeers only care about making the rich even richer. Deroy Murdock, National Review, "Atlas Network Defeats Poverty for $4.88 Per Person," 23 Dec. 2017 In the Soviet Bloc, Dana said he was warned not to take pictures of troops or government officials, sell items to black marketeers or attempt to distribute religious or other materials. Pam Kragen,, "History buff recalls days behind the Iron Curtain," 2 Nov. 2017 That would be a major shift from the current Scott administration, which has maintained that the fentanyl poisoning Floridians is not made by legitimate pharmaceutical industries, but instead by black marketeers largely operating in Asia. Dan Sweeney,, "Hurricane Irma and other hot air," 6 Sep. 2017 Pull off the main highway into a busy parking lot, and the black marketeers are waiting in pickup trucks loaded with jerrycans. Amy Stillman,, "Dead Bodies Start Piling Up as Fuel Theft Booms in Mexico," 25 July 2017

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1665, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of marketeer

: a person or company that sells or promotes a product or service

: a person or company that is associated with a specified kind of market

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