Huck"ster (?), n. [OE. hukstere, hukster, OD. heukster, D. heuker; akin to D. huiken to stoop, bend, OD. huycken, huken, G. hocken, to squat, Icel. hka; -- the peddler being named from his stooping under the load on his back. Cf. Hawk to offer for sale.]

1.

A retailer of small articles, of provisions, and the like; a peddler; a hawker.

Swift.

2.

A mean, trickish fellow.

Bp. Hall.

 

© Webster 1913.


Huck"ster, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Huckstered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Huckstering.]

To deal in small articles, or in petty bargains.

Swift.

 

© Webster 1913.

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