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 McCloney was preparing to release his first comedy album after decades as a standup, TV pitchman and cable celebrity. Matt Delong, Star Tribune, "TALKERS031921," 19 Mar. 2021 PepsiCo has signed a multiyear deal with LeBron James to be the pitchman for its new energy drink, Mtn Dew Rise Energy. I-chun Chen, cleveland, "LeBron James inks multiyear deal to represent new energy drink," 18 Mar. 2021 Super Bowl commercial from the same company, as a Jeep pitchman. New York Times, "Bruce Springsteen and Babies Star in Pandemic-Year Super Bowl Ads," 7 Feb. 2021 Burt Reynolds to be the faux pitchman for the Ford Bronco. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Need a holiday escape? 100 entertaining movies from 2020 you still have time to stream," 21 Dec. 2020 For all his television work, Mr. Crosby was best known to many viewers as a pitchman, appearing in commercials for Anheuser-Busch Natural Light beer beginning in the late 1970s. Washington Post, "Norm Crosby, comedian who mangled words with great extinction, dies at 93," 9 Nov. 2020 Cincinnati Bengals' quarterback Joe Burrow has partnered with Lordstown Motors Corp. as a pitchman for its latest promotional campaign and to help fight hunger in and around his hometown of Athens, Ohio. Randy Tucker, The Enquirer, "Bengals' QB Joe Burrow partners with Lordstown Motors on anti-hunger campaign," 13 Oct. 2020 In the video, Trump sounded like a pitchman for the experimental antibodies. Amy Goldstein, Anchorage Daily News, "Antibody treatment Trump promotes relied on testing with cells derived from fetal tissue," 9 Oct. 2020 On November 8, 2016, Donald John Trump, a shady real-estate pitchman and reality-TV host from New York, was elected the forty-fifth President of the United States. The Editors, The New Yorker, "The New Yorker Endorses a Biden Presidency," 28 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of pitchman

1914, in the meaning defined above

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21 Mar 2021

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“Pitchman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pitchman. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of pitchman

US : 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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