salesperson

noun
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 Our FedEx and Amazon drivers are as familiar to us as was our favorite salesperson in a physical store. Matt Rubel, WSJ, "For the Retail Industry, 2020 Was a Wild Ride," 15 Dec. 2020 Two of the handmade figures represented a banjo player and a character dubbed Doc Cogwheel, a patent medicine salesperson. Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, "Disney auction: Walt’s sketchbook, postcard draw top bids," 7 Dec. 2020 Getman, meanwhile, lists its card—likely a salesperson’s sample—at $25,000. Isis Davis-marks, Smithsonian Magazine, "The First Commercially Printed Christmas Card Scandalized Victorian England," 4 Dec. 2020 The salesperson stressed that reporters would call the shots on some articles, while the client would have a say on others. Arkansas Online, "COST OF COVERAGE," 24 Oct. 2020 The salesperson stressed that reporters would call the shots on some articles, while the client would have a say on others. Arkansas Online, "COST OF COVERAGE," 24 Oct. 2020 When a blogger helps to guide a purchase, they’re compensated by the digital store in the same way a salesperson would be, at no additional cost to the consumer. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Inside The Big Business of Royal Fashion Blogging," 1 Nov. 2020 The salesperson stressed that reporters would call the shots on some articles, while the client would have a say on others. Arkansas Online, "COST OF COVERAGE," 24 Oct. 2020 As for a store manager, the networking platform found the job position has a high similarity with a salesperson role. Coral Murphy, USA TODAY, "LinkedIn's new tool helps users make a career change through overlapping skills," 29 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of salesperson

1901, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of salesperson was in 1901

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6 Jan 2021

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“Salesperson.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/salesperson. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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salesperson

noun
How to pronounce salesperson (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of salesperson

: a person whose job is to sell things

salesperson

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

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