noun [ˈsprʉːkə/
a) One who promotes his own cause; one who toots their own horn.
b) A tout, a person standing outside a place of business trying to persuade patrons to enter, or vigorously trying to persuade customers to purchase their wares (ie. a fruiterer calling out the price of bananas).
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