Definition of huckster noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈhʌkstə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʌkstər//
    (old-fashioned, North American English)
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  1. 1(disapproving) a person who uses aggressive or annoying methods to sell something
  2. 2a person who sells things in the street or by visiting people’s houses
  3. Word OriginMiddle English (in the sense ‘retailer at a stall, hawker’): probably of Low German origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: huckster