Definition of Huckster

1. Noun. A seller of shoddy goods.

Exact synonyms: Cheap-jack
Generic synonyms: Marketer, Seller, Trafficker, Vender, Vendor

2. Verb. Sell or offer for sale from place to place. "Sam wants to huckster with Sue "
Exact synonyms: Hawk, Monger, Peddle, Pitch, Vend
Generic synonyms: Deal, Sell, Trade
Derivative terms: Hawker, Hawking, Monger, Peddler, Peddler, Peddling, Pitch, Pitch, Vendable, Vender, Vendible, Vending, Vendition, Vendor

3. Noun. A person who writes radio or tv advertisements.
Generic synonyms: Adman, Advertiser, Advertizer

4. Verb. Wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.). "Sam wants to huckster with Sue "; "Let's not haggle over a few dollars"
Exact synonyms: Chaffer, Haggle, Higgle
Specialized synonyms: Bargain Down, Beat Down
Generic synonyms: Bargain, Dicker
Derivative terms: Haggle, Haggler, Haggling

Definition of Huckster

1. n. A retailer of small articles, of provisions, and the like; a peddler; a hawker.

2. v. i. To deal in small articles, or in petty bargains.

Definition of Huckster

1. Noun. A peddler or hawker, who sells small items, either door-to-door, from a stall(,) or in the street ¹

2. Noun. Somebody who sells things in an aggressive or showy manner. ¹

3. Noun. One who deceptively sells fraudulent products. ¹

4. Noun. Somebody who writes advertisements for radio or television. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To haggle, to wrangle, or to bargain. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To sell or offer goods from place to place, to peddle. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To promote/sell goods in an aggressive/ showy manner. ¹

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Definition of Huckster

1. to peddle [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: peddle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Huckster

huckleberry above a persimmon
huckleberry oak

Literary usage of Huckster

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1. Fairy Tales from Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen (1907)
"The Goblin and the huckster THERE was once a real student who lived in an ... There was also a real huckster who lived on the ground floor and owned the ..."

2. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"... a huckster. Also deception, humbug. I was not a little surprised, therefore, to hear one of them remark, in the unmistakable language of a Cockney of ..."

3. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"See further under] _oi^ HE. find also Dan. hiker, a chandler, huckster, rade, Autre, .... huckster ..."

4. A Practical Dictionary of the English and German Languages by Felix Flügel, Johann Gottfried Flügel (1861)
"m. higgler, huckster, retailer, market-man; costard monger; II. or í>o'fmn, ... wn to higgle, huckster. ..."

5. The Golden Word Book: A School Reader by Elias Hershey Sneath, George Hodges, Edward Lawrence Stevens (1913)
"THE GOBLIN AND THE huckster THERE was once a regular student who lived in a garret, ... And there was also a regular huckster, to whom the house belonged, ..."

6. Tuscan Cities by William Dean Howells (1885)
"the Guelph Party, forbidding any huckster to sell his wares in that square under pain of a certain fine. The place now naturally abounds in them. ..."

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