salesgirl

noun
sales·girl | \ˈsālz-ˌgər(-ə)l \

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Examples of salesgirl in a Sentence

a salesgirl in a department store

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But the roof garden where saleswomen (referred to as salesgirls back then) took the air and promenaded a century ago is still there, latticework and all. Ralph Blumenthal And Sandra Roff, New York Times, "Attention 1916 Shoppers: The Doctor Is In," 4 Mar. 2018 Taking place during the rigid Eisenhower era, Carol is an aching love story between the titular character, a wealthy housewife, and Therese, a salesgirl at a department store. Eric Eidelstein, Billboard, "Inside the Long-Running Partnership Between Director Todd Haynes and His Favorite Composer," 3 Nov. 2017 The salesgirls would push whitening products on me and try to fade my freckles. Daria Kobayashi Ritch, Allure, "Constance Wu Opens Up About Stereotypes, Beauty Products, and Body Image," 24 Oct. 2017 Beautician, salesgirl, cocktail waitress…then dreaming in loftier circles…dancer, fashion designer, model. Gail Sheehy, Daily Intelligencer, "Wide Open City/Part II: Redpants and Sugarman," 9 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of salesgirl

1887, in the meaning defined above

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