Definitions for hucksterˈhʌk stər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(n.)an aggressive seller or promoter, esp. one who uses showy or dubious methods.
a person whose business is advertising, esp. radio and television advertising.
a peddler of small items, esp. fruits and vegetables; hawker.
(v.i.)to make petty bargains; haggle.
to deal in small items; peddle.
(v.t.)to sell or promote, esp. in an aggressive and flashy manner.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of huckster:
1150–1200; ME huccstere=hucc- haggle (c. dial. G hucken to huckster) +-stere -ster
a seller of shoddy goods
a person who writes radio or tv advertisements
peddle, monger, huckster, hawk, vend, pitch(verb)
sell or offer for sale from place to place
haggle, higgle, chaffer, huckster(verb)
wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.)
"Let's not haggle over a few dollars"
A peddler or hawker, who sells small items, either door-to-door, from a stall or in the street
Somebody who sells things in an aggressive or showy manner.
One who deceptively sells fraudulent products.
Somebody who writes advertisements for radio or television.
To haggle, to wrangle, or to bargain.
To sell or offer goods from place to place, to peddle.
To promote/sell goods in an aggressive/ showy manner.
Origin: From hukster, from hokester, itself from hoeken; compare hawkster.
a retailer of small articles, of provisions, and the like; a peddler; a hawker
a mean, trickish fellow
to deal in small articles, or in petty bargains