Huckster : Definition

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Pronunciation : Huck"ster
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OE. hukstere, hukster, OD. heukster, D. heuker; akin to D. huiken to stoop, bend, OD. huycken, huken, G. hocken, to squat, Icel. h; -- the peddler being named from his stooping under the load on his back. Cf. Hawk to offer for sale.]
Definition : 1. A retailer of small articles, of provisions, and the like; a peddler; a hawker. Swift.

2. A mean, trickish fellow. Bp. Hall.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Huck"ster
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To deal in small articles, or in petty bargains. Swift.

i. [imp. & p. p. Huckstered; p. pr. & vb. n. Huckstering.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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