a retailer of small articles, especially a peddler of fruits and vegetables; hawker.
a person who employs showy methods to effect a sale, win votes, etc.: the crass methods of political hucksters.
a cheaply mercenary person.
a persuasive and aggressive salesperson.
a person who works in the advertising industry, especially one who prepares aggressive advertising for radio and television.
to deal, as in small articles, or to make petty bargains: to huckster fresh corn; to huckster for a living.
to sell or promote in an aggressive and flashy manner.
- huck·ster·ism, noun
- huck·ster·ish, adjective
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How to use huckster in a sentence
However, if you’re looking for evidence that lymphatic massage can make you lose weight, change the shape of your face, improve your general health, or even cure cancer, as some hucksters would have it, good luck finding it.The truth about oil pulling, apple cider vinegar, and other trendy cleanses | Erin Blakemore | January 26, 2022 | Popular-Science
Maybe they think that populist politicians will save it for them, or maybe they know better than to put their faith in hucksters.My Family's Hometown Was Destroyed by a Tornado But For Many It Had Already Been Lost | Lee Cole | December 14, 2021 | Time
Technology allows hucksters with distant landlines — and now mobile phones — to display local numbers in an effort to trick you to answer.Inside the U.S. government’s new $30 million effort to combat pandemic profiteering | Michelle Singletary | April 9, 2021 | Washington Post
A published article compares state sponsored police brutality to the individual actions of a two-bit huckster on Youtube.History's Vilest #SlatePitch Asks: Why Do We Bitterly Cling to Free Speech? | Justin Green | September 26, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
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?
But my humiliation goes even deeper, for I must parade my poor wares before you like any huckster, beseeching you to buy.The Doomsman | Van Tassel Sutphen
No one save Jacques the huckster lives there, why should he excite any attention?Winged Wheels in France | Michael Myers Shoemaker
Everything was still on the streets except the clatter of the milk carts, and the early drays and huckster wagons.The Fatal Glove | Clara Augusta Jones Trask
Miss Grey, a small huckster who kept a little vegetable shop, was one day showing off her rings and bracelets to our servant.English As We Speak It in Ireland | P. W. Joyce
A few huckster men were beginning to go round, but Hudson Market was the place to buy fresh vegetables that came in every morning.A Little Girl in Old New York | Amanda Millie Douglas
British Dictionary definitions for huckster
a person who uses aggressive or questionable methods of selling
rare a person who sells small articles or fruit in the street
US a person who writes for radio or television advertisements
(tr) to peddle
(tr) to sell or advertise aggressively or questionably
to haggle (over)
- hucksterism, noun
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