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Definition of "huckster" []

  • One who sells wares or provisions in the street; a peddler or hawker. (noun)
  • One who uses aggressive, showy, and sometimes devious methods to promote or sell a product. (noun)
  • Informal One who writes advertising copy, especially for radio or television. (noun)
  • To sell; peddle. (verb-transitive)
  • To promote or attempt to sell (a commercial product, for example) in an overaggressive or showy manner. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "huckster" in a sentence
  • "So long as a cadger [from the Scandinavian word for "huckster"] is generous in turn (though not necessarily in kind), he ought not to be considered a deadbeat, freeloader, or sponger."
  • "A prop-betting huckster is making sure all his bets are +EV, and is very calculating about how to play the social aspects to encourage people to make - EV bets."
  • "Al Sharpton - It says alot about the Democratic party that this race-baiting huckster is even allowed on stage, let alone taken seriously."