from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who sells wares or provisions in the street; a peddler or hawker.
- n. One who uses aggressive, showy, and sometimes devious methods to promote or sell a product.
- n. Informal One who writes advertising copy, especially for radio or television.
- transitive v. To sell; peddle.
- transitive v. To promote or attempt to sell (a commercial product, for example) in an overaggressive or showy manner.
- transitive v. To haggle over; deal in.
- intransitive v. To engage in haggling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A peddler or hawker, who sells small items, either door-to-door, from a stall, or in the street
- n. Somebody who sells things in an aggressive or showy manner.
- n. One who deceptively sells fraudulent products.
- n. Somebody who writes advertisements for radio or television.
- v. To haggle, to wrangle, or to bargain.
- v. To sell or offer goods from place to place, to peddle.
- v. To promote/sell goods in an aggressive/ showy manner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A retailer of small articles, of provisions, and the like; a peddler; a hawker.
- n. A mean, trickish fellow.
- intransitive v. To deal in small articles, or in petty bargains.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A retailer of small articles; a hawker; a peddler; now, especially, a small dealer in agricultural produce.
- n. A wholesale fish-dealer; one who buys fresh fish for shipment to the retail trade.
- To deal in small articles or in petty bargains; hence, to higgle; contend in a small or mean way about monetary transactions.
- To expose for sale; make a matter of bargain.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. sell or offer for sale from place to place
- n. a person who writes radio or tv advertisements
- v. wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.)
- n. a seller of shoddy goods
Middle English, probably of Low German origin; akin to Middle Dutch hokester.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English hukster, from Middle Dutch hokester, itself from hoeken ("to peddle"); compare hawkster. (Wiktionary)