sales·​clerk ˈsālz-ˌklərk How to pronounce salesclerk (audio)
: a salesperson in a store

Examples of salesclerk in a Sentence

the salesclerk told us where to find the jewelry department
Recent Examples on the Web Musical newcomers find some stores intimidating but the Tokyo store will be friendly, Fender says, with most salesclerks being women. Yuri Kageyama, Fortune, 29 June 2023 During her teenage years, Mrs. Bell started her first job working as a salesclerk at Tommy Tucker’s Five and Dime Store on Pennsylvania Avenue, family members said. Frederick N. Rasmussen, Baltimore Sun, 1 Apr. 2022 When his 19-year-old wife Margaret purchased a cigarette case at a Woolworth’s in Salt Lake City, a diligent salesclerk noticed that the serial number on a $5 bill matched one on a list circulated by the FBI. oregonlive, 24 Sep. 2021 Hochschild’s envious, inflexible salesclerk reappears in Goleman’s book, now adapted for his purposes. Merve Emre, The New Yorker, 12 Apr. 2021 The actors compensate to some extent for the drift, particularly Vance as the peaceable George and the formidable Wunmi Mosaku as Ruby, Leti’s no-nonsense sister, who aspires to a salesclerk’s job at Marshall Field. Mike Hale, New York Times, 13 Aug. 2020 Bartenders were second, followed by drivers and salesclerks. Olivera Perkins, cleveland, 19 Jan. 2020 Originally priced at $14,500, it had been reduced to $5,250 and was subject, a salesclerk told me, to a flash sale reduction of 75 percent. New York Times, 1 Oct. 2019 Enter: the notably simpler text transaction, whether via a personal relationship with a salesclerk or one of the new text-shopping services. Rebecca Malinsky, WSJ, 17 Dec. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of salesclerk was in 1926

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“Salesclerk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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sales·​clerk ˈsā(ə)lz-ˌklərk How to pronounce salesclerk (audio)
: a person employed to sell goods in a store
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