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 for huckster
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Huckster \Huck"ster\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Huckstered; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Huckstering.]
     To deal in small articles, or in petty bargains. --Swift.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Huckster \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. h?ka; -- 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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A mean, trickish fellow. --Bp. Hall.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  huckster
      n 1: a seller of shoddy goods [syn: huckster, cheap-jack]
      2: a person who writes radio or tv advertisements
      v 1: sell or offer for sale from place to place [syn: peddle,
           monger, huckster, hawk, vend, pitch]
      2: wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.); "Let's
         not haggle over a few dollars" [syn: haggle, higgle,
         chaffer, huckster]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  35 Moby Thesaurus words for "huckster":
     arab, bargain, beat down, bid, bid for, cadger, chaffer, chapman,
     cheap-jack, cheap-john, cheapen, cheapjack, colporteur, coster,
     costermonger, dicker, dispense, drive a bargain, duffer, haggle,
     hawk, hawker, higgle, higgler, jew down, monger, negotiate, outbid,
     palter, peddle, peddler, sidewalk salesman, underbid, vend,
     vendor
  
  

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