a confidence trickster.
|Ile of Guls III i: lis.: These are notable knavish courses. What breeding hast had? man.: Very good breeding sir: My great Grandfather was a Rat-catcher, my Grandsier a Hangman, my father a Promoter.|
|Dict. n.p.: A promotour, which, having part of the forfeit, bringeth men into trouble.|
|Just Enough Liebling (2004) 257: The promoters, the fellows who are always trying to earn, in the local idiom, a soft dollar.‘The Jollity Building’|
|DAUL 164: Promote. 1. To swindle by high pressure means; to give, or use the promote. [...] Promoter. One who promotes.et al.|