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Australian, pronounced 'sprook'

Using the human voice to promote an idea, goods or services to another person. Commonly refers to addressing members of the public to encourage them to enter premises, purchase goods or both.
OMG, why have you spent all your money on that shitty dress?

The guy outside the store was spruiking them.
by btc6000 March 22, 2013
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Intelligence agency term for "psychological operation". A government or corporate-sponsored operation, usually taking the form of a "terrorist attack" or "crazed gunman on a spree", with the intent of panicking the public into demanding more police and laws inhibiting freedom. Psyops are usually carried out by drugging a civilian or group of civilians with aggression-promoting drugs, psyching them up, arming them, and sending them out to commit mayhem. Government-sponsored terrorism. See also blackshirts, conspiracy
Person A: Man, that nutcase Martin Bryant guy shot 35 people in Tasmania!

Person B: No, he wasn't a nutcase, that was just a psyop so the government could have an excuse to ban guns.
by Mystikan April 11, 2006
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to harangue or address a meeting or potential customers to entice them into a premises.
The shoe store employed a spruiker during their annual sale.
by wings July 01, 2005
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