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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David Curtis Glover was born on Oct. 7, 1939, in Minneapolis to Harold Glover, an insurance salesman, and Margaret (Hauser) Glover. Richard Sandomir, BostonGlobe.com, "Tony Glover, master of the blues harmonica, dies at 79," 11 June 2019 Don was a salesman in the Building material industry in Broward County. sun-sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 8/15," 15 Aug. 2019 Song of Solomon, her breathtaking third novel, opens as an insurance salesman leaps to his death, wearing a set of wings of his own fashioning. Time, "'The Most Formidable Mind of Our Times.' Tayari Jones Honors Toni Morrison's Work and Legacy," 7 Aug. 2019 The solicitor claims to be with the US Census Bureau, but is an insurance salesman. Joan Rusek, cleveland.com, "Police called for a snake in the garage and an unwanted insurance salesman: Russell Township, Ohio," 2 Aug. 2019 During his career, Taylor spent his offseasons as a teacher and an insurance salesman. Will Larkin, chicagotribune.com, "Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 43, Rosey Taylor," 25 July 2019 His father was an insurance salesman and his mother a homemaker. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "John Weber, Blunt-Talking CEO, Dies at 63 as His Glider Crashes in Utah," 12 July 2019 David Curtis Glover was born on Oct. 7, 1939, in Minneapolis to Harold Glover, an insurance salesman, and Margaret (Hauser) Glover. Richard Sandomir, BostonGlobe.com, "Tony Glover, master of the blues harmonica, dies at 79," 11 June 2019 David Curtis Glover was born on Oct. 7, 1939, in Minneapolis to Harold Glover, an insurance salesman, and Margaret (Hauser) Glover. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, "Tony Glover, Master of the Blues Harmonica, Is Dead at 79," 5 June 2019

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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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