pitchman

noun
pitch·​man | \ ˈpich-mən How to pronounce pitchman (audio) \

Definition of pitchman

: a man who makes a sales pitch: such as
a : one who sells merchandise on the streets or from a concession
b : one who does radio or TV commercials

Examples of pitchman in a Sentence

a former star athlete who now works as a pitchman on TV
Recent Examples on the Web In real life, Ford Motor Company never had a TV pitchman named John Bronco who was more famous than the Marlboro man and the Maytag repairman combined. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, 14 Sep. 2021 Washington knows being a pitchman can be a lucrative. Dana Scott, The Arizona Republic, 17 Aug. 2021 With a sales technique honed as a sidewalk hustler, hypnotic TV pitchman Ron Popeil made a fortune hawking such offbeat yet oddly clever contraptions as the Veg-O-Matic and Mr. Microphone. Wire Reports, oregonlive, 31 July 2021 With a sales technique honed as a sidewalk hustler, hypnotic TV pitchman Ron Popeil made a fortune hawking such offbeat yet oddly clever contraptions as the Veg-O-Matic and Mr. Microphone. Wire Reports, oregonlive, 31 July 2021 Ron Popeil, the quintessential TV pitchman and inventor known to generations of viewers for hawking products including the Veg-O-Matic, the Pocket Fisherman, Mr. Microphone and the Showtime Rotisserie and BBQ, has died, his family said. Arkansas Online, 30 July 2021 Ron Popeil, the quintessential TV pitchman and inventor known to generations of viewers for hawking products including the Veg-O-Matic, the Pocket Fisherman, Mr. Microphone and the Showtime Rotisserie and BBQ, has died, his family said. Andrew Dalton And Ted Anthony, chicagotribune.com, 29 July 2021 Fabio — the single-monikered Italian model-turned-romance novel star-turned-butter substitute pitchman-turned-pop culture icon — is still looking for love. Jason Sheeler, PEOPLE.com, 19 Aug. 2021 With a sales technique honed as a sidewalk hustler, hypnotic TV pitchman Ron Popeil made a fortune hawking such offbeat yet oddly clever contraptions as the Veg-O-Matic and Mr. Microphone. Wire Reports, oregonlive, 31 July 2021

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First Known Use of pitchman

1914, in the meaning defined above

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17 Sep 2021

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“Pitchman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pitchman. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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pitchman

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pitchman

: a man whose job is to talk about something (such as a product) in order to persuade people to buy or accept it

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