plural noun

sales·​peo·​ple ˈsālz-ˌpē-pəl How to pronounce salespeople (audio)
: persons employed to sell goods or services

Examples of salespeople in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The company serves almost 15,000 dealerships, supporting front-office salespeople, back-office support staff and parts-and-service shops. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 20 June 2024 Managing salespeople is all about the balance of flexibility versus control. Chris Mele, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Starting in 2021 Reddit brought on local community managers, translators, and salespeople to win over the world. Paresh Dave, WIRED, 14 Mar. 2024 By contrast advisors that earn sales loads or other commissions are, in the eyes of regulators, more akin to salespeople. Mallika Mitra,, 11 Oct. 2023 See all Example Sentences for salespeople 

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Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of salespeople was in 1876

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“Salespeople.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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plural noun
sales·​peo·​ple -ˌpē-pəl How to pronounce salespeople (audio)
: people employed to sell goods or services

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