sales·​clerk | \ ˈsālz-ˌklərk How to pronounce salesclerk (audio) \

Definition of salesclerk

: a salesperson in a store

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Examples of salesclerk in a Sentence

the salesclerk told us where to find the jewelry department
Recent Examples on the Web 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 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, 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, 6 June 2018 See More

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First Known Use of salesclerk

1926, in the meaning defined above

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sales·​clerk | \ ˈsālz-ˌklərk How to pronounce salesclerk (audio) \

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: a person who works in a store selling goods


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