pitchman

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pitch +‎ man

Noun[edit]

pitchman (plural pitchmen)

  1. A salesman, especially one who aggressively markets wares from a street stall, or a carnival or side show act.
    • 1994, Cormac McCarthy, The Crossing, page 377:
      The pitchman swept his cane in a slow acceleration over the heads of the crowd and then suddenly pointed the silver cap toward Billy and the shill.

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