huckster


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Synonyms for huckster

to travel about selling goods

to argue about the terms, as of a sale

Synonyms for huckster

a seller of shoddy goods

a person who writes radio or tv advertisements

sell or offer for sale from place to place

wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.)

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Ironically, the same year "Gift" opened, Fields made what is arguably the comedian's best huckster picture, "The Old-Fashioned Way.
Hucksters have always been part of the American landscape, colorful characters we've tolerated, figuring if they can make a living off their pitch, more power to them.
Certainly, this caricature of the producer as part huckster, part thug, contains a grain of truth.
Fusing country with rhythm and blues to form a rockabilly hybrid, he signed a deal, against his mother's wishes, with carnival huckster Tom Parker, and two days after his 21st birthday recorded his first RCA release, Heartbreak Hotel.
Enacting a huckster, Barbour gets to be broad, and -- as he showed in ``Mrs.
In Terry Gilliam's 1981 film Time Bandits, the evil overlord of the child protagonist's ever-shifting fantasy world is a slick huckster who, among other things, is hawking a high-tech home of the future.
Danny DeVito proves unexpectedly deft in both modes as a cheesy swimming pool huckster whose real feelings really do come from a deep end.
All the elements were there: a genial host (Congressman Norm Dicks) helping an animated huckster (General Duane H.
But he should not behave like a shameless Millbank huckster, demanding money with honeyed menace.
Gary Davis, Big Joe Turner, Freddie King - Alvin would much rather discuss these late, great blues and r&b artists than play the smiling show-biz huckster and trumpet his own projects past or present.
Last year, in the still-mourning city of New York, an enterprising huckster opened what he called the country's first Museum of Sex.
Philip Gottschall, the pastor of the fictional Rock Baptist Church, is something of a huckster.
The rock group Phish has filed a lawsuit against longtime fan and merchandise huckster Sean ``Waldo'' Knight, who for more than 10 years has sold T-shirts and other items with the Phish logo.
Even before "High & Low" opened, Barbara Rose wrote of Varnedoe's "in-crowd thinking" and huckster tendencies (Journal of Art, Jan.
IN the 1939 comedy classic You Can't Cheat an Honest Man , WC Fields plays an unscrupulous carnival huckster trying to propel an unwilling public under the flap of his sideshow tent.