mar·​ke·​teer ˌmär-kə-ˈtir How to pronounce marketeer (audio)
: a specialist in promoting or selling a product or service

Examples of marketeer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Grace was hired by black marketeer White Widow (Vanessa Kirby) to obtain one of the key halves, but surviving a bonkers cars chase in Rome, almost dying in Venice and being embraced by the good guys leads the criminal to (somewhat reluctantly) put her faith and safety in Ethan’s hands. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 14 July 2023 This did not trouble free marketeers, who saw a high-tech industrial powerhouse, supposedly stripped of the irrational passions of mass politics and the nettlesome strictures of formal democratic procedure. Andre Pagliarini, The New Republic, 19 June 2023 The biggest engine this division builds, a 302-cubic-inch V-8 (labeled a 301 by marketeers), was originally conceived in 1977 as a smooth-running, fuel-efficient station-wagon mover, but with lots of redevelopment it's risen to the task at hand with turbocharging. Don Sherman, Car and Driver, 1 May 2023 Other commentators have blamed competition from successful local digital competitors, weak programming and a business model that retains some 500 artistes on its payroll who play dual roles as performers and consumer goods marketeers. Patrick Frater, Variety, 17 Apr. 2023 While there is a biggest sweater category (60 feet tall in Peru) and a largest gathering of people wearing ugly Christmas sweaters (3,473 in Kansas in 2015), there is no giant-sized ugly Christmas sweater record to beat, explains Shannon Menard, Tipsy Elves marketeer. Diane Bellcolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Nov. 2022 Davidson, like Strahan, Churchley and Shatner before him, was invited to fly in what amounted to savvy marketing guaranteed to generate widespread media coverage in a high-stakes competition between Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic, owned by fellow billionaire and master marketeer Richard Branson. William Harwood, CBS News, 31 Mar. 2022 During her brief 49 days in office, Truss attempted to reverse this malaise with a menu of hard-line free-marketeer tax cuts that spooked markets and spelled her downfall. Alexander Smith, NBC News, 9 Dec. 2022 Like Truss, Kwarteng is a free-marketeer in the mold of 1980s Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Jill Lawless,, 6 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1665, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of marketeer was in 1665

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Cite this Entry

“Marketeer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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