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huckster


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Huckster  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Huckster  \Huck"ster\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Huckstered};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Huckstering}.] 
  To  deal  in  small  articles,  or  in  petty  bargains.  --Swift. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  huckster 
  n  1:  a  seller  of  shoddy  goods  [syn:  {hawker},  {tout},  {cheap-jack}] 
  2:  a  person  who  writes  radio  or  tv  advertisements 
  v  1:  sell  or  offer  for  sale  from  place  to  place  [syn:  {peddle},  {monger}, 
  {hawk},  {vend},  {pitch}] 
  2:  bargain  or  wrangle  (over  a  price,  terms  of  an  agreement, 
  etc.);  "Let's  not  haggle  over  a  few  dollars"  [syn:  {haggle}, 
  {higgle},  {chaffer},  {dicker}] 




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