- a persuasive and aggressive salesperson.
- a person who works in the advertising industry, especially one who prepares aggressive advertising for radio and television.
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of huckster
Examples from the Web for huckster
Also genuine, however, is the huckster aspect of the Ron Paul persona.
But has the Huckster waited too long to get in the game this time?
Then I offered you a bargain—and I see now that you despised me as a huckster!Elizabeth's Campaign|Mrs. Humphrey Ward
He stood in a large square, lined about with huckster's stalls and the booths of wine-sellers.Black Amazon of Mars|Leigh Brackett
The traveler might be a peddler or huckster, with an old horse and cart, and bring us in eggs and butter if he pleases.The Underground Railroad|William Still
As he walked, he called aloud to every side, like a huckster.The Poor Little Rich Girl|Eleanor Gates
Bad as I am, I am not such a villain as to make the marriage or misery of any woman a matter of huckster and sale.Far from the Madding Crowd|Thomas Hardy
British Dictionary definitions for huckster
Word Origin for huckster
Word Origin and History for huckster
c.1200, "petty merchant, peddler" (often contemptuous), from Middle Dutch hokester "peddler," from hoken "to peddle" (see hawk (v.1)) + agent suffix -ster (which was typically feminine in English, but not in Low German). Specific sense of "advertising salesman" is from 1946 novel by Frederick Wakeman. As a verb, from 1590s. Related: Huckstered; huckstering.