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1. One who sells wares or provisions in the street; a peddler or hawker.
2. One who uses aggressive, showy, and sometimes devious methods to promote or sell a product.
3. Informal One who writes advertising copy, especially for radio or television.
v. huck·stered, huck·ster·ing, huck·sters
1. To sell; peddle.
2. To promote or attempt to sell (a commercial product, for example) in an overaggressive or showy manner.
3. To haggle over; deal in.
To sell or promote something.
[Middle English, probably of Low German origin; akin to Middle Dutch hokester.]
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1. (Commerce) a person who uses aggressive or questionable methods of selling
2. (Commerce) rare a person who sells small articles or fruit in the street
3. (Broadcasting) US a person who writes for radio or television advertisements
4. (tr) to peddle
5. (Commerce) (tr) to sell or advertise aggressively or questionably
6. to haggle (over)
[C12: perhaps from Middle Dutch hoekster, from hoeken to carry on the back]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. an aggressive seller or promoter, esp. one who uses showy or dubious methods.
2. a person whose business is advertising, esp. radio and television advertising.
3. a peddler of small items, esp. fruits and vegetables; hawker.v.i.
4. to make petty bargains; haggle.
5. to deal in small items; peddle.v.t.
6. to sell or promote, esp. in an aggressive and flashy manner.
[1150–1200; Middle English huccstere=hucc- haggle (c. dial. German hucken to huckster) + -stere -ster]
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Past participle: huckstered
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|Noun||1.||huckster - a seller of shoddy goods|
|2.||huckster - a person who writes radio or tv advertisements|
|Verb||1.||huckster - sell or offer for sale from place to place|
|2.||huckster - wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.); "Let's not haggle over a few dollars"|
bargain down, beat down - persuade the seller to accept a lower price; "She beat the merchant down $100"
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huckster[ˈhʌkstər] n (US) → mercanti m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
(= hawker) → Straßenhändler(in) m(f)
(US inf) → Reklamefritze m (inf)
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