sales·per·son | \ˈsālz-ˌpər-sᵊn \

Definition of salesperson 

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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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While the salesperson wasn’t looking, Hubel took two diamonds — a 4-carat diamond worth $132,722 and a 2-carat diamond worth $26,339 — and replaced them with empty wrappers, a police report said. Ese Olumhense,, "Man accused of stealing diamonds from Loop jewelry store ordered held on no bail," 7 July 2018 Each month, a top salesperson is recognized in a storewide meeting, and is presented with a bonus, plaque and social media along with a parking spot. azcentral, "Top Companies to Work for in Arizona 2018-Large Companies," 7 June 2018 One of the major complaints, according to regulators, is that consumers have reported that written cancellation procedures often differed from what they were told by the salesperson. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Ongoing court case in Michigan illustrates troubles canceling gym membership," 14 Jan. 2018 The superstar salesperson gets far more leeway than the rest of us mere mortals. USA TODAY, "No room for the Roseanne in your office either," 5 June 2018 The salespeople often know little about what is backing them — or how the people ultimately behind them will pay the money back. Sui-lee Wee And Zhang Tiantian, New York Times, "Anbang Was Seized by China. Now, It Has a Deal for You.," 29 Mar. 2018 With prices ranging from 1,000 RMB to 19,000 RMB (US $156 to $2,974) a year, salespeople are ready to explain the advantages of their gym's membership card over the competition. Nanlin Fang, CNN, "Chinese women's newest accessory: six-pack abs," 29 May 2018 In a private room, the salesperson opened a box of diamonds that were individually wrapped in tissue. Fox News, "Police: Man arrested in Chicago diamond heist struck before," 28 June 2018 Your information will be used as described in our Privacy Policy On Saturday mornings at Eleanora’s Market in the Heights, 15-year-old Tristan Downey acts as the salesperson for his family’s Genzer Farms, located near Wharton. Allison Bagley, Houston Chronicle, "Young entrepreneurs grow business acumen at farmers’ markets," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of salesperson

1901, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of salesperson

: a person whose job is to sell things


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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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