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  <font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 20, 2021 is:</font>
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<strong>huckster</strong> &#8226; HUCK-ster&nbsp; &#8226; <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.  

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<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>."



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