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Definition of marketeer

: a specialist in promoting or selling a product or service

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Recent Examples on the Web What’s more the contamination was caused by issues that Russia has yet to fully address, with investigators pinning blame on a band of black marketeers working in concert with a local company that had access to the country’s pipeline system. Julian Lee | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Slinging Mud Won’t Secure the World’s Oil Supply," 27 Oct. 2019 One hitch was that other limbic capitalists, including counterfeiters and black marketeers, could also play the additives game. David T. Courtwright, STAT, "Vaping and prescription opioids: limbic capitalism in action," 28 Oct. 2019 Already Turkey has the makings of a bomb program: uranium deposits and research reactors — and mysterious ties to the nuclear world’s most famous black marketeer, Abdul Qadeer Khan of Pakistan. David E. Sanger, New York Times, "Erdogan’s Ambitions Go Beyond Syria. He Says He Wants Nuclear Weapons.," 20 Oct. 2019 In the mid-20th century, male marketeers fetishized the busty figures of celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Giltner suggested. Katti Gray, Washington Post, "Sisters, it’s time to stop tugging and squeezing and find the perfect bra," 11 Oct. 2019 At some point, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York has to ask why Adidas marketeers are facing jail for funneling money to recruits ... and their Nike counterparts are still running free. oregonlive, "A federal investigation into Nike? Just do it: Steve Duin," 8 Sep. 2019 If the marketeers get this warm and scruffy charmer on base the first weekend, A League of Their Own will leg out a solid summer run for Columbia. Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter, "'A League of Their Own': THR's 1992 Review," 1 July 2019 An ardent free-marketeer, Cowperthwaite believed that government should not try to manage the economy. Jairaj Devadiga, WSJ, "A Dearth of Data Helped Hong Kong Succeed," 7 June 2019 Free-marketeers theorize that if government would get out of the way, markets would correct excessive pricing with supply, thus bringing down prices. WSJ, "More Housing Would Mean Cheaper Housing," 25 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of marketeer

1665, in the meaning defined above

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25 Nov 2019

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“Marketeer.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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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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