Huckster


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Huckster

1. Informal; a seller, especially an unscrupulous one.

2. A copywriter for radio or television.
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We are secretly dancing little happy jigs because it seems that the insanity is about to, finally, end and the snake-oil hucksters will fold up their tents, take their sleazy subprime offers and slink out of town.
Hooper has his notable huckster Simon Suggs observe, "It is good to be shifty in a new country.
Webster's defines "snake oil" as "any of various liquid concoctions of questionable medical value sold as an all-purpose curative, especially by traveling hucksters.
Charlatan; America's most dangerous huckster, the man who pursued him, and the age of flimflam.
I attended that school from 1945-50 and Miss Wiggins was the head teacher, Miss Bull was "top class" teacher and Mr Huckster took PE - everyone's favourite, especially the girls
Also appealing is Sam Thomas, who will contest the Newton Abbot stewards' decision to ban him for five days for improper riding aboard Huckster in a handicap hurdle.
Michael Sowersby's charge put in a big run at a long price at this track earlier in the month and he certainly looked one for the notebook when running ex-South African horse Huckster to a length.
The TV huckster should be made to feel the consequences of his latest reckless behavior.
In the post-Warholian universe, the elaborated artistic persona need not take the form of dandy/gadfly or Dale Carnegie huckster, and Burdin, in appropriating the pop-goth semiotic, inhabits, though not without the requisite note of irony, such outre personae as the shaman/high priest and the outsider/wildman, lifting them from the only quarter in which they still work their magic--pop music.
And then he was introduced to the huckster whose eyes had grown greedy and cynical watching the whirl of gambling wheels.
Part carnival huckster, part freedom fighter, part impish rascal, he stood alone for many years when it was decidedly unfashionable to do so.