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huckster

huhk ster

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

  • Small investors, institutions, hedge funds, global banks, pension funds all fell victim to usual suspects: a smooth huckster and greed.
  • But as a rogue, huckster and progressive, he is extraordinary.
  • 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.
Quotes

  • Michael Jacobson in MyStateline.com
    Speaking about the colorful clown, Jacobson said, quote, "a huckster in a clown's suit is still a huckster."
  • Allan Lichtman in Newsweek
    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...

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