sales·​clerk | \ˈsālz-ˌklərk \

Definition of salesclerk 

: a salesperson in a store

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clerk, salesman, salesperson

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Examples of salesclerk in a Sentence

the salesclerk told us where to find the jewelry department

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Her father had been a computer-science professor and her mother had been a salesclerk, but their success in those former roles had hinged on being loquacious and witty in their native language, none of which translated into English. Weike Wang, The New Yorker, "Omakase," 6 June 2018 In China, an efficient salesclerk followed customers from place to place like a shadow, but no one wanted her mother to do that at JCPenney. Weike Wang, The New Yorker, "Omakase," 6 June 2018 Born in San Diego to a father who was a Navy machinist and a mother who worked as a salesclerk, Eastin grew up in the Bay Area. John Wildermuth, San Francisco Chronicle, "3 California Democrats in a scramble for second in governor’s race," 20 May 2018

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First Known Use of salesclerk

1926, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of salesclerk

: a person whose job is to sell things in a store


sales·​clerk | \ˈsālz-ˌklərk \

Kids Definition of salesclerk

: a person who works in a store selling goods

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