Word of the Day – Huckster

Word of the Day : December 20, 2021


noun HUCK-ster

What It Means

huckster is a person who is aggressive or dishonest in selling.

// The jewelry that the huckster was peddling was obviously imitation.  

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“… somewhere between four million and eleven million people identified as Spiritualists in the United States alone. Some of the leaders back then were hucksters, and some of the believers were easy marks….” — Casey Cep, The New Yorker, 31 May 2021

Did You Know?

Huckster comes from the Dutch noun hokester and verb hoeken, which means “to peddle.”