- vt. 叫卖；讨价还价
- n. 叫卖的小贩；小商人；吃广告饭的人
- vi. 叫卖；做小商贩
1. hawk => huck- + -ster => huckster.
- huckster:  The Low German dialects of northern Germany appear to have had in prehistoric times a root *huk- which denoted ‘sell’. It has been suggested that this was the source of English hawker ‘peddler’, and with the alternative agent suffix -ster (which originally signified ‘female doer’, but in Low German was used for males) it produced huckster – perhaps borrowed from Middle Dutch hokester.
- huckster (n.)
- c. 1200, "petty merchant, peddler" (often contemptuous), from Middle Dutch hokester "peddler," from hoken "to peddle" (see hawk (v.1)) + agent suffix -ster (which was typically feminine in English, but not in Low German). Specific sense of "advertising salesman" is from 1946 novel by Frederick Wakeman. As a verb, from 1590s. Related: Huckstered; huckstering.
- 1. A huckster offered to sell Carnegie the formula for guaranteed success for $20,000.
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