- a peddler or hawker of wares, esp. of fruits, vegetables, etc.
- an aggressive or haggling merchant, esp. one who uses questionable methods
- Informal a person engaged in advertising, esp. for the mass media
Origin of hucksterMiddle English hokestere from Middle Dutch hoekster from hoeken, to peddle, akin to German hökern: see hawker
- to peddle or sell
- to sell or advertise in an aggressive, questionable way