sales·​per·​son | \ ˈsālz-ˌpər-sᵊn \

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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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 The new salesperson doesn’t know that this is my fifth visit. Andre Aciman, Town & Country, "How Andre Aciman Lost His Head Over a Pocket Square," 24 Sep. 2018 The Montauk tuna arrived with a Sea To Table leaflet describing the romantic, seaside town and an email from a salesperson saying the fish was caught off North Carolina., "'Sustainably caught' seafood? Nationwide distributor's murky supply chain exposed," 14 June 2018 Regulators dropped the charge after ACN agreed to refund money lost by salespeople and to improve training. Bernard Condon, The Seattle Times, "Lawsuit: Trump misled investors in money-losing company," 29 Oct. 2018 Alvarado’s years of experience proved more helpful than the young salesperson at Victoria’s Secret who didn’t know what to make of my situation. Suzanne Zuppello, SELF, "How I Found the Right Bras After Mastectomy and Reconstruction," 25 Oct. 2018 In addition, many artists are their own best salespeople, similar to the way authors of new books these days are required to perform publicity tours. Daniel Grant, WSJ, "The Value of Artwork After an Artist’s Death," 21 Oct. 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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