plural noun
sales·​peo·​ple | \ ˈsālz-ˌpē-pəl How to pronounce salespeople (audio) \

Definition of salespeople

: persons employed to sell goods or services

Examples of salespeople in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These range from the culture between the front office and those on the front lines, between salespeople and engineers, between finance and operations, etc. Jeffrey Deckman, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 The end of the year and the start of the new is one of the busiest and most stressful times for marketers and salespeople alike. David Villa, Forbes, 3 Jan. 2022 The nation’s informal workers— the 18% of South Africa’s civilian labor force in jobs like street food vendors, market salespeople, and waste collectors—were especially vulnerable due to the in-person nature of much of this work. Camille Squires, Quartz, 30 Nov. 2021 The addition of these technologies can allow salespeople to identify otherwise obscure trends and patterns. John Bruno, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021 In phone calls, emails and in-person meetings with thousands of business owners, American Express Co. salespeople laid out the strategy. Richard Rubin, WSJ, 22 Nov. 2021 In reality, distributors in these MLM businesses may be set up to fail by weak demand, and by a byzantine structure that can leave them to amass unsold inventory while recruiting more and more salespeople into their downline. Kaitlyn Tiffany, The Atlantic, 30 Nov. 2021 Okay, the title sounds like this is a book specifically written for salespeople. John Hall, Forbes, 5 Nov. 2021 Night Shift has nine salespeople here, while Sheehan has 150., 1 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of salespeople

1876, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jan 2022

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“Salespeople.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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