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1 an aggressive salesman who uses a fast line of talk to sell something
2 someone who travels about selling his wares (as on the streets or at carnivals) [syn: peddler, pedlar, packman, hawker]

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  1. A salesman, especially, one who aggressively markets wares from a street stall, or a carnival or side show act.


  • "The pitchman swept his cane in a slow acceleration over the heads of the crowd and then suddenly pointed the silver cap toward Billy and the shill." - Cormac McCarthy, The Crossing, 1994

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ballyhoo man, ballyhooer, barker, bunco artist, bunco steerer, canvasser, cardsharp, cardsharper, carpetbagger, con artist, con man, confidence man, crimp, horse coper, horse trader, jackleg, land pirate, land shark, land-grabber, mortgage shark, pettifogger, shark, sharp, sharper, sharpie, shortchanger, shyster, slicker, solicitor, spieler, tout, touter
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