- an itinerant vendor of small wares that are usually carried in a case with collapsible legs, allowing it to be set up or removed quickly.
- any high-pressure salesperson, as one at a concession at a fair or carnival.
- a person who delivers a message on radio or television, as for a product, cause, etc.
Origin of pitchman
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Examples from the Web for pitchman
Bibi Netanyahu talked to the World Economic Forum this afternoon like a pitchman on a road show.Netanyahu: Israel’s What’s Right With the Middle East
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You do, however, get points for finding a pitchman whose name perfectly matches your product.12 Most Annoying Commercials of 2010
December 25, 2010
Then only Pitchman killed halibut; Raven could not kill any.
Boswellister slipped away while the pitchman started to collect a new crowd.
The pitchman smiled with flawless teeth and the women smiled back at him.
Pitchman wanted to go home before the sun rose because he was afraid of being melted.
Pitchman began to say “A-a-a-a-a,” rather weakly, because he was getting warm.
- an itinerant pedlar of small merchandise who operates from a stand at a fair, etc
- any high-pressure salesman or advertiser
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Word Origin and History for pitchman
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