salesmanship

noun sales·man·ship \ ˈsālz-mən-ˌship \
Updated on: 7 May 2018

Definition of salesmanship

1 : the skill or art of selling
2 : ability or effectiveness in selling or in presenting persuasively
  • political salesmanship

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First Known Use of salesmanship

1880

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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  • : the skill of persuading people to buy things or to accept or agree to something


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