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

As a charismatic, bilingual Mexican soccer star in Los Angeles, Vela could be a ubiquitous and well-paid product pitchman. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, "Carlos Vela in a happy place as he transforms LAFC into MLS juggernaut," 24 Aug. 2019 The sculptors apparently combined Budweiser beer, for which Caray was a pitchman, with the bronze. Kori Rumore And Chad Yoder, chicagotribune.com, "New George Halas and Walter Payton statues at Soldier Field will join these 23 other sports figures around Chicago," 20 Aug. 2019 Wallace’s announcing days eventually lead to all manner of TV work, including a bit of dramatic acting and being a commercial pitchman for unlikely but real products like Golden Fluffo shortening. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Mike Wallace Is Here’ is as tough minded as the man himself," 2 Aug. 2019 The pitchman canary, who coincidentally didn’t speak or sing, appeared in ads for Florida citrus with singer Anita Bryant, who later became more well-known for anti-gay views that led to a boycott of Florida orange juice in the 1970s. Stephen Hudak, orlandosentinel.com, "Mermaids, manatees, gators headline History Center auction but Orange Bird may steal the show," 9 Aug. 2019 Wallace’s announcing days eventually lead to all manner of TV work, including a bit of dramatic acting and being a commercial pitchman for unlikely but real products like Golden Fluffo shortening. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Mike Wallace Is Here’ is as tough minded as the man himself," 2 Aug. 2019 In addition to being a rapper, actor, NBA analyst, business owner, pitchman and, oh, yeah, Pro Basketball Hall of Famer, Shaq also knows his way around the turntables, earning a spot on the mainstage at one of the world’s largest EDM festivals. Chuck Schilken, Los Angeles Times, "When Shaq joins the mosh pit, don’t bother trying to get out of the way," 22 July 2019 Wallace’s announcing days eventually lead to all manner of TV work, including a bit of dramatic acting and being a commercial pitchman for unlikely but real products like Golden Fluffo shortening. Los Angeles Times, "Review: The documentary ‘Mike Wallace Is Here’ is as tough minded as the man himself," 25 July 2019 Indeed, Wallace started out as an advertising pitchman, an actor, and also as a host of early interview shows. CBS News, ""Mike Wallace is here"," 21 July 2019

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1914, in the meaning defined above

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pitchman

noun

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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