[pich-muh n] /ˈpɪtʃ mən/

noun, plural pitchmen.
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.
any high-pressure salesperson, as one at a concession at a fair or carnival.
a person who delivers a message on radio or television, as for a product, cause, etc.
noun (US & Canadian) (pl) -men
an itinerant pedlar of small merchandise who operates from a stand at a fair, etc
any high-pressure salesman or advertiser

1926, American English, from pitch (n.1) in the sales sense + man (n.).



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