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nounplural noun pitchmen

informal North American
  • A person delivering a sales pitch.

    • ‘who's the star of your ads: your pitchman or your product?’
    • ‘We spoke to Doornick about his newfangled pitchmen and the old-fashioned sales techniques that guide their design.’
    • ‘Occasionally, the Gillette pitchmen were real athletes like Muhammad Ali or David Beckham, who provided aspirational examples of the masculine ideal.’
    • ‘But now, the $55 billion a year footwear and sports apparel market is looking to hip-hop stars as their leading pitchmen.’
    • ‘The show further blurs the line between advertising and entertainment in an age of celebrity pitchmen and scripted product placement.’
    • ‘All those old, out-of-shape reservists being dragged back by Rummy would be great pitchmen for arthritis medication.’
    • ‘It's unimaginable what could happen if optimism were reinterpreted as artifice and the pitchmen ended up being punished.’
    • ‘Jesus, now the GOP's Indian pitchmen can ruin my dinner for a product they don't want.’
    • ‘Kobe had so many things going for him as a pitchman.’
    • ‘There was a even an issue cover I think, or at least some page art we had commissioned, showing Krugman as a crude pitchman or something.’
    • ‘He spent eight years as a corporate pitchman for General Electric.’
    • ‘Who needs those guys when you've got the 43rd president of the United States as your TV pitchman?’
    • ‘Without vendor sponsorship, you are never served up a speaker pretending to be unbiased, but is really just a pitchman.’
    • ‘Anyway, his position makes him a natural pitchman in St. Louis for just about anything.’
    • ‘Would you believe even sought-after pitchmen?’
    • ‘The average American child watches more than 20,000 TV ads a year, to the certain delight of pitchmen.’
    • ‘Failing that, a campaign needs professional explainers - pitchmen who can whisper the real meaning.’
    • ‘Already prominent pitchmen in Japan, Ichiro and Sasaki are now fielding offers from U.S. companies.’
    • ‘Harris cleverly creates lingering interest in the product even after the pitchmen have motored on to another city.’
    • ‘There are a lot of celebrity pitchmen out there, a lot of famous people, sports figures who have pitched products.’
    • ‘In some cases, they become sports anchor or pitchmen for products ranging from underwear to deodorant.’



/ˈpiCHm(ə)n/ /ˈpɪtʃm(ə)n/