mar·​ke·​teer | \ ˌmär-kə-ˈtir How to pronounce marketeer (audio) \

Definition of marketeer

: a specialist in promoting or selling a product or service

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Recent Examples on the Web French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, noting tensions in world markets, suggested at a news conference that traffickers and black marketeers are now in the mask business, given the competition in procuring the vital necessity for health workers. Chronicle Staff,, "Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: March 28-29," 24 Apr. 2020 Spain is also grappling with another scourge: Black marketeers and price-gougers. Eliza Mackintosh, CNN, "What you need to know about coronavirus on Monday, March 30," 30 Mar. 2020 The reality is that Mr. Modi isn’t shaping up to be the transformational free-marketeer many had hoped for. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Modi Misses Again," 4 Feb. 2020 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

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First Known Use of marketeer

1665, in the meaning defined above

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“Marketeer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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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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