Pronunciation: (huk'stur), [key]
1. a retailer of small articles, esp. a peddler of fruits and vegetables; hawker.
2. a person who employs showy methods to effect a sale, win votes, etc.: the crass methods of political hucksters.
3. a cheaply mercenary person.
a. a persuasive and aggressive salesperson.
b. a person who works in the advertising industry, esp. one who prepares aggressive advertising for radio and television.
1. to deal, as in small articles, or to make petty bargains: to huckster fresh corn; to huckster for a living.
2. to sell or promote in an aggressive and flashy manner.
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