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

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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
Recent Examples on the Web Folks older than age 25 don’t depend as much on salesperson or cashier jobs. Andrew Van Dam, Washington Post, "If that was a retail apocalypse, then where are the refugees?," 22 Nov. 2019 Insurance brokers and salespeople can be persuasive when encouraging clients to maximize their coverage. Ellen James Martin | Andrews Mcmeel Syndication,, "Smart Moves: Saving tips for aspiring homeowners," 6 Nov. 2019 Avoid point-of-purchase sales and salespeople who are pushy and eager to take advantage of you. Eugenia Last, The Mercury News, "Horoscopes: Aug. 14, 2019," 14 Aug. 2019 According to records, Gilpin’s real estate salesperson license expired in 2018., "steps down as the top commander of the Massachusetts State Police on Friday and has applied for her six-figure state pension, which she has indicated she will split with her wife, who is also a State Police trooper.," 15 Nov. 2019 Friendly salespeople are available to answer questions in case you are stumped and — bonus — well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to wander the rows of pretty possibilities with their humans. Cassie Armstrong,, "Plant enthusiasts will love a present from Lukas Nursery," 14 Nov. 2019 Range and charging infrastructure remain major concerns for fleet owners who must ensure recharging isn’t more difficult than refilling at a gas station for salespeople and corporate clients on far-flung trips (most drivers charge at home or work). Michael J. Coren, Quartz, "Electric cars are changing the cost of driving," 8 Nov. 2019 Shoppers wandered into the Barneys Madison Avenue flagship on Tuesday, asking salespeople about discounts on merchandise like handbags. Sapna Maheshwari, New York Times, "Barneys New York Closing Sales Have Started," 5 Nov. 2019 No longer do only the very rich invest in stocks; teachers and bus drivers, admins and salespeople invest via 401(k) plans, and that is good for markets. Nancy Tengler, USA TODAY, "90th anniversary of Black Tuesday, which heralded the Great Depression, holds lessons today," 4 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of salesperson

1901, in the meaning defined above

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“Salesperson.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of salesperson

: a person whose job is to sell things


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