sales·​per·​son | \ ˈsālz-ˌpər-sᵊn How to pronounce salesperson (audio) \

Definition of salesperson

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Synonyms for salesperson


clerk, salesclerk, salesman

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Examples of salesperson in a Sentence

The company is hiring new salespeople. we asked the salesperson to see if there were any shoes in our size in the stockroom

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This pattern kept repeating: Meet a new salesperson. Melissa Kravitz, Glamour, "What I Never Expected About Shopping for a Wedding Dress As a Gay Woman," 2 Apr. 2019 The man pulled a personal price list from a briefcase, covered the box and grabbed two diamonds — a 2 carat worth about $26,000 and a 4 carat valued at roughly $133,000 — while the salesperson wasn't looking. Fox News, "Police: Man arrested in Chicago diamond heist struck before," 28 June 2018 Always shop the sales, and don't be afraid to negotiate with the salesperson. Amy Roberts, Good Housekeeping, "The Definitive Guide to Buying a Mattress," 14 Nov. 2018 At its New York City location, a salesperson shared that the product has consistently been one of the store’s best-selling items, even in the middle of a seemingly extra-humid summer. Alexandra Ilyashov, Glamour, "I Tested Everlane's Work Pants to See What All the Hype Was About," 30 July 2018 Pop stars and the industry that creates them are salespeople. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Ariana Grande’s greatest asset isn’t her amazing voice. It’s her resilience.," 11 Nov. 2018 The suit filed by four salespeople alleged Trump violated federal anti-racketeering law and is seeking class-action status. Bernard Condon, The Seattle Times, "Lawsuit: Trump misled investors in money-losing company," 29 Oct. 2018 This training aims to teach salespeople how to build and maintain respectful relationships with customers. Allison Hagan,, "Business agenda," 3 July 2018 Be alert: Is the salesperson or worker being too friendly? Don’t let yourself be rushed into making a decision. Erika Pesantes,, "Seniors: Tips to avoid being scammed," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of salesperson

1901, in the meaning defined above

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11 Apr 2019

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English Language Learners Definition of salesperson

: a person whose job is to sell things


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not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped

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