<strong> <font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 20, 2021 is:</font> </strong> <strong>huckster</strong> • HUCK-ster • <em>noun</em><br /> <p>A <em>huckster</em> is a person who is aggressive or dishonest in selling.
// The jewelry that the huckster was peddling was obviously imitation.
<strong>Examples:</strong><br /> <p>"… somewhere between four million and eleven million people identified as Spiritualists in the United States alone. Some of the leaders back then were <em>hucksters</em>, and some of the believers were easy marks…." — Casey Cep, <em>The New Yorker</em>, 31 May 2021
<strong>Did you know?</strong><br /> <p><em>Huckster</em> comes from the Dutch noun <em>hokester</em> and verb <em>hoeken</em>, which means "to <a href="https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peddle">peddle</a>."