pitchman
noun Date: circa 1926 a man who makes a sales pitch: as a. one who sells merchandise on the streets or from a concession b. one who does radio or TV commercials

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pitchman — ☆ pitchman [pich′mən ] n. pl. pitchmen [pich′mən] 1. a person who hawks novelties, jewelry, etc. as from a stand on a city street or at a carnival 2. Informal any high pressure salesman or advertiser, as on radio …   English World dictionary

  • pitchman — noun 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… …   Wiktionary

  • pitchman — /ˈpɪtʃmən/ (say pichmuhn) noun (plural pitchmen) 1. US an itinerant salesman of small wares which are usually carried in a case with collapsible legs, allowing it to be set up or removed quickly. 2. any high pressure salesman: *Was Leary merely… …   Australian English dictionary

  • pitchman — /pich meuhn/, n., pl. pitchmen. 1. an itinerant vendor of small wares that are usually carried in a case with collapsible legs, allowing it to be set up or removed quickly. 2. any high pressure salesperson, as one at a concession at a fair or… …   Universalium

  • pitchman — Synonyms 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,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pitchman — pɪtʃmÉ™n n. salesman at a kiosk; aggressive salesman, energetic salesman …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pitchman — noun (plural pitchmen) N. Amer. informal a person delivering a sales pitch …   English new terms dictionary

  • pitchman — pitch·man …   English syllables

  • pitchman — pitch•man [[t]ˈpɪtʃ mən[/t]] n. pl. men 1) a person who makes a sales pitch, as on a radio or TV commercial 2) an itinerant vendor or hawker of small wares • Etymology: 1925–30, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • pitchman — noun 1. an aggressive salesman who uses a fast line of talk to sell something • Hypernyms: ↑salesman 2. someone who travels about selling his wares (as on the streets or at carnivals) • Syn: ↑peddler, ↑pedlar, ↑packman, ↑hawker …   Useful english dictionary

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