Definitions for: Huckster


[n] a seller of shoddy goods
[n] a person who writes radio or tv advertisements
[v] wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.); "Let's not haggle over a few dollars"
[v] sell or offer for sale from place to place



Webster (1913) Definition: Huck"ster, n. [OE. hukstere, hukster, OD. heukster,
D. heuker; akin to D. huiken to stoop, bend, OD. huycken,
huken, G. hocken, to squat, Icel. h?ka; -- the peddler being
named from his stooping under the load on his back. Cf.
Hawk to offer for sale.]
1. A retailer of small articles, of provisions, and the like;
a peddler; a hawker. --Swift.

2. A mean, trickish fellow. --Bp. Hall.


Huck"ster, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Huckstered; p. pr. &
vb. n. Huckstering.]
To deal in small articles, or in petty bargains. --Swift.

Synonyms: chaffer, cheap-jack, haggle, hawk, higgle, monger, peddle, pitch, vend

See Also: adman, advertiser, advertizer, bargain, bargain down, barrow-boy, barrow-man, beat down, costermonger, deal, dicker, marketer, sell, seller, trade, trafficker, vender, vendor

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