sales·​girl | \ ˈsālz-ˌgər(-ə)l How to pronounce salesgirl (audio) \

Definition of salesgirl

Examples of salesgirl in a Sentence

a salesgirl in a department store
Recent Examples on the Web With Miss Emily, the salesgirl was real attentive and friendly. Souvankham Thammavongsa, The New Yorker, 6 June 2022 Talking with the salesgirl, asking her to bring us things in a size that would be a better fit. Souvankham Thammavongsa, The New Yorker, 6 June 2022 Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler Department store salesgirl and photographer Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) is instantly enthralled by a new customer, the wealthy (almost) divorcée Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett). New York Times, 8 Apr. 2021 Once the salesgirl had disappeared in back, Justine put my sneakers into the empty Prada box and pushed her old lug sole Mary Janes toward me. Forsyth Harmon,, 3 Mar. 2021 Justine grabbed a black Mary Jane and shook it in the salesgirl’s face. Forsyth Harmon,, 3 Mar. 2021 Here is Göring trying to grope a salesgirl at the movies; here is Hitler, in evening clothes, on the Kurfürstendamm, caressing a woman with one hand and distributing propaganda with the other. Mireille Juchau, The New Yorker, 7 Nov. 2019 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, 4 Mar. 2018 Fit salesgirls, baristas, and 40-something moms capered around me in yoga pants and tiny tank tops. Monica Corcoran Harel, Marie Claire, 24 Sep. 2013 See More

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First Known Use of salesgirl

1887, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jul 2022

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“Salesgirl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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