huckster huckster  /ˈhək stər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a seller of shoddy goods
  2. (n) a person who writes radio or tv advertisements
  3. (v) sell or offer for sale from place to place
  4. (v) wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.)

Usage(s):

  1. Small investors, institutions, hedge funds, global banks, pension funds all fell victim to usual suspects: a smooth huckster and greed.
  2. But as a rogue, huckster and progressive, he is extraordinary.
  3. A third character drove up in a huckster's wagon and, waiting for the noon ice delivery, comforted his horse by feeding him first water, then hay.

News

  • Disney's "Oz the Great and Powerful" A Must-Have Blu-ray

    Oscar Diggs (James Franco) has aspirations. He wants to be seen as a great man. Unfortunatetly, this carnival huckster's ego gets in his own way, as his lying and cheating ways catch up to him.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Trades

Quotes

  1. Speaking about the colorful clown, Jacobson said, quote, "a huckster in a clown's suit is still a huckster."
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Michael Jacobson Source: MyStateline.com

  2. "When you get to the general, every huckster and ad man and consultant wants in," says Allan Lichtman, a presidential historian at American University. "And the consultants always push you to the lowest common denominator : Candidates are...
    on Jun 28, 2008 By: Allan Lichtman Source: Newsweek

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