huckster


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huckster

1. a person who uses aggressive or questionable methods of selling
2. Now rare a person who sells small articles or fruit in the street
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You could make up your mind for yourself, Lizaveta Ivanovna," the huckster was saying aloud.
I knew that of the hucksters in the Gostinni Dvor one could sometimes buy a book--even one that had been little used and was almost entirely new--for a half of its price, provided that one haggled sufficiently over it; wherefore I determined to repair thither.
Not far away, near another table that was heaped with books, I perceived the elder Pokrovski, and a crowd of four or five hucksters plaguing him nearly out of his senses.
Erskine," added Trefusis, lowering his voice, and turning to the poet, "you are wrong to take part with hucksters and money-hunters against your own nature, even though the attack upon them is led by a man who prefers photography to etching.
The independent film is based on a best-selling 2008 non-fiction book Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam by Pope Brock.
Going back on a campaign promise to lower the anti-migrant hostility - by repeating the fib that Mexico would pay for a wall on America's southern border - is the dishonest politics of a Right-wing huckster.
il, paints the secretary of state as a huckster peddling solutions ranging from the merely half-baked to the downright ridiculous to a plethora of problems
He first struck me as a huckster, but I underestimated him.
traveling huckster sold to him for some produce and his last coins; but
Angus Shaw (Rufus Sewell) is a huckster working in Ireland with his girlfriend Lily (Carla Gugino) the key attraction, a living mermaid.
There is no help from the huckster religions of talk show host and Dear Abby column; the huckster religions of self-hypnosis and metaphysical philosophy; the huckster religions of megavitamin and miracle herb; the huckster religions of mind over matter, and the escapism of lottery tickets and of substance abuse and of promised demon-slayer TV preachers.
I have childhood memories of a produce huckster coming into the neighborhood, and how my mother would run out with pleasure and excitement at the opportunity to buy fresher berries, tomatoes, and corn than she could get at the supermarket.