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[druhm-bee-ter] /ˈdrʌmˌbi tər/
a person who vigorously proclaims or publicizes the merits of a product, idea, movie, etc.; press agent.
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  • Such was the force of the inspiration of Bootlbac the drum-beater, caused by the burning of the Identical.

  • In their midst goes the drum-beater, an aged man adorned with an eagle's feather behind each ear.

    The Delight Makers Adolf Bandelier
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A person, esp a press agent, who insistently lauds someone or something: I'm something of a drum-beater for my Alma Mater

[1940s+; beat the drum, ''to make loud advertisement or protest,'' is attested by 1611]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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