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Huckster   /hˈəkstər/   Listen
Huckster

noun
1.
A seller of shoddy goods.  Synonym: cheap-jack.
2.
A person who writes radio or tv advertisements.






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"Huckster" Quotes from Famous Books



... showing you then, or that for a single moment I thought you were? Do you really think that any period of our friendship you were worthy of the love I showed you, or that for a single moment I thought you were? I knew you were not. But love does not traffic in a market place, nor use a huckster's scales. Its joy, like the joy of the intellect, is to feel itself alive. The aim of love is to love; no more, and no less. You were my enemy; such an enemy as no man ever had. I had given you my life; and to gratify the lowest and most contemptible of all human passions, hatred and vanity and greed, ...
— Oscar Wilde, Volume 2 (of 2) - His Life and Confessions • Frank Harris

... one would endure telling or hearing, but his most conspicuous acts, which it would be impossible to conceal, were the following. He would go by night, wearing a wig of long hair, into the taverns and ply the trade of a female huckster. He frequented the notorious brothels, drove out the prostitutes, and prostituted himself. Finally, he set aside a room in the palace and there committed his indecencies, standing all the time naked at the door of it, as the harlots do, and shaking the ...
— Dio's Rome, Vol VI. • Cassius Dio

... over an empire such as this to a miserable trading huckster, the son of a peasant—permit him to name the governors and officers! Why, under his rule, such cattle as la Salle and de la Vente would feed fat upon the miseries of the people! Great God, Placide, do you appreciate what that means? To create this peddler of silks and laces lord of a boundless ...
— The Black Wolf's Breed - A Story of France in the Old World and the New, happening - in the Reign of Louis XIV • Harris Dickson

... the day seems to be to catch and keep and huckster sectional interests without regarding the nation as a whole," wrote a disgusted member to one of his constituents. "We can unite, as you have seen, from Maine to Louisiana in favor of voting money into our own pockets; ...
— The United States of America Part I • Ediwn Erle Sparks

... Merrick the huckster has an apple garden bought against the harvest. He should likely be seeking for a dog. There do be little lads ...
— New Irish Comedies • Lady Augusta Gregory

... found on the way—such as a barn or shed, they could walk quite safely all night and then sleep all day—about two, or easily three nights would convey them to a place of safety. The traveler might be a peddler or huckster, with an old horse and cart, and bring us in eggs and butter if ...
— The Underground Railroad • William Still

... usurped the ground That had been ours. There let the fiddle scream, 40 And be ye happy! Yet, my Friends! I know That more than one of you will think with me Of those soft starry nights, and that old Dame From whom the stone was named, who there had sate, And watched her table with its huckster's wares 45 Assiduous, through the length ...
— The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Vol. III • William Wordsworth



Words linked to "Huckster" :   trafficker, vendor, bargain down, seller, adman, trade, marketer, pitch, dicker, sell, advertizer, vender, deal, advertiser, beat down, bargain



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