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Date: 1100-1200
Language: Middle Dutch
Origin: hokester, from hoeken 'to go around selling things'

huckster

noun
     
huck‧ster [countable]
American English someone who tries to sell things in a way that is too forceful and not honest - used to show disapproval
hucksterism noun [uncountable]

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