detail man


: a sales representative of a drug manufacturer who introduces new drugs especially to physicians and pharmacists

Examples of detail man in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dales was the hands-on detail man who checked the contract language line by line. Thomas Doherty, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 July 2023 But the detail men recruited more than 1,200 doctors, who gave thalidomide to more than 20,000 Americans. Perri Klass, Washington Post, 23 June 2023 Not a detail man, certainly. William Booth, Washington Post, 23 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of detail man was in 1928

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“Detail man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

detail man

: a representative of a drug manufacturer who introduces new products and especially drugs to medical and pharmaceutical professionals (as physicians or pharmacists)
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