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 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, "‘Lovecraft Country’ Review: Nightmare on Jim Crow Street," 13 Aug. 2020 Bartenders were second, followed by drivers and salesclerks. Olivera Perkins, cleveland, "Ohio’s minimum wage ranks near bottom among states with rates higher than federal minimum," 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, "Woodbury Common: Bargain Hunting in the Fashion Afterlife," 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, "Hate Shopping? New Texting Services Will Simplify Your Life," 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, "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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The first known use of salesclerk was in 1926

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28 Aug 2020

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“Salesclerk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of salesclerk

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


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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