[ pich-muhn ]

noun,plural pitch·men.
  1. 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.

  2. any high-pressure salesperson, as one at a concession at a fair or carnival.

  1. a person who delivers a message on radio or television, as for a product, cause, etc.

Origin of pitchman

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30; pitch1 + -man

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British Dictionary definitions for pitchman


/ (ˈpɪtʃmən) /

nounplural -men US and Canadian
  1. an itinerant pedlar of small merchandise who operates from a stand at a fair, etc

  2. any high-pressure salesman or advertiser

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