Definitions

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  • n. A female huckster.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A female huckster.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A female huckster or peddler. Also written hucksteress.

Etymologies

huckster +‎ -ess (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Put all the stock into the crate and bring it to me and I will set it on my head and go round about, in the guise of a huckstress and make search for her in all the houses, till I happen on news of her — Inshallah!

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Before them, too, will most likely be standing a soldier wrapped in his cloak, a dealer from the old-clothes mart, with a couple of penknives for sale, and a huckstress, with a basketful of shoes.

    Taras Bulba and Other Tales

  • Artem, the handsome, strong, but corrupt lover of the huckstress, is tended by him when he has been half-killed by envious and revengeful rivals.

    Maxim Gorki

  • A case more amusing than pathetic was that of Betsy Fuller, a free Negro huckstress of Norfolk, and her slave husband.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 1, January 1916

  • Before her marriage she was, I think, a huckstress or cook or, possibly, even a woman of the town.

    Reminiscences of Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

  • The old lady, too, joined the conversation, and since to her, as a huckstress of vegetables, politics was chiefly a question between marketwomen and the municipal guards, she spoke of a row in which the amiable ladies of the Cebada market had discharged their garden produce at the heads of several redcoats who were defending a trouble-maker of the market.

    The Quest

  • The huckstress, wrapped up in a multiplicity of clothes, usually sat upon a pot of coals for warmth; while before her, on the iron dripping-pan, hissed and crackled the thick, home-made sausage, cut into pieces a quarter of a yard in length, plentifully seasoned with garlic.

    Yama: the pit

  • He felt relieved, however, when a gap opened in the crowd and he could see the actress seated in a chair that had been offered her by a huckstress.

    The Torrent Entre Naranjos

  • Instead of this, she had seen a King who seemed to regard life as a sensual gratification; and a beggar-maid, who looked upon her lover, not timidly, as a new-born flower upon the sun, but as a clever huckstress at a customer who had bought her goods at her valuing.

    Muslin

  • Bring all this to me and I will set it on my head and go round about, in the guise of a huckstress, and make search for her in all the houses, till I light on news of her, if it be the will of God the

    The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Volume IV

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