salesman

noun
sales·​man | \ ˈsālz-mən How to pronounce salesman (audio) \

Definition of salesman

: one who sells in a given territory, in a store, or by telephone

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Synonyms for salesman

Synonyms

clerk, salesclerk, salesperson

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Examples of salesman in a Sentence

He was the company's best salesman last year. a furniture salesman followed us around the whole time we looked for a new couch

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Joanna's father, a Vietnam War vet and Firestone Tire salesman, employed his post-grad daughter in his auto shop, helping run the marketing side of the business. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "Chip and Joanna Gaineses' Love Story Is Better Than The Notebook," 19 Apr. 2019 Marty was a polished salesman, utilizing his engineering knowledge to sell construction equipment for Rowen Leahy and H.O. Penn to municipalities and towns. courant.com, "Martin B. Courneen," 8 July 2018 Advertisers, studio producers, magicians and salesmen, to name just a few who have traditionally made their living through persuasion, have long relied on vulnerabilities in the human psyche. Haley Sweetland Edwards, Time, "You're Addicted to Your Smartphone. This Company Thinks It Can Change That," 13 Apr. 2018 Nix, a brash salesman, led the small elections division at SCL Group, a political and defense contractor. Anchorage Daily News, "Consultants for Trump misused Facebook data of millions," 18 Mar. 2018 Geragos was simultaneously representing Scott Peterson, a California fertilizer salesman who was eventually found guilty of murdering his pregnant wife. Christopher Weber, The Seattle Times, "Celebrity lawyer Geragos linked to Avenatti extortion case," 26 Mar. 2019 More than 35 years after Kevin O’Loughlin was convicted of raping an 11-year-old girl in Framingham, a jury on Tuesday found the gourmet food salesman did not commit the crime and awarded him $5 million in damages. Jenifer Mckim, BostonGlobe.com, "Jury clears former inmate in 1982 rape, awards him $5 million in damages," 8 May 2018 Voters in 2014 elected Mr. Widodo, a former furniture salesman who has won high approval ratings for cultivating a clean image and demonstrating a deft touch with constituents. Ben Otto, WSJ, "With Fatwas and Blasphemy Claims, Cleric Emerges as a Force in Indonesia," 23 Jan. 2019 Stop Motion by Michele Doying / The Verge Ian Balina, a former IBM salesman who became a full-time cryptocurrency trader and pundit, is not known for his modesty. Adrianne Jeffries, The Verge, "Hackers keep robbing cryptocurrency YouTubers," 17 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of salesman

1523, in the meaning defined above

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salesman

noun

English Language Learners Definition of salesman

: a person (especially a man) whose job is to sell things

salesman

noun
sales·​man | \ ˈsālz-mən How to pronounce salesman (audio) \
plural salesmen\ -​mən \

Kids Definition of salesman

: a person who sells goods or services in a particular geographic area, in a store, or by telephone

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