sales·​wom·​an ˈsālz-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce saleswoman (audio)
plural saleswomen
: a woman whose job is to sell a product or service in a given territory, in a store, or by telephone compare salesman, salesperson

Examples of saleswoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1880, there were 8,000 store saleswomen and by 1890, there were 58,000. Julie Satow, Peoplemag, 31 May 2024 One Hong Kong actress turned saleswoman earned 100 million yuan ($13.8 million) in a single livestream on the platform. Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune, 24 May 2024 Cahill was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison in 1980 for the December 1979 killing of 39-year-old Mary-Rita Yates, a saleswoman for KNIX and KTAR radio stations and a single mother to four children. Madeline Nguyen, The Arizona Republic, 23 Feb. 2024 Emily Blunt and Chris Evans Star as Pharmaceutical Reps in 'Pain Hustlers' Trailer Take us through Liza's wardrobe evolution — from exotic dancer to pharmaceutical sales rep just starting out to powerful saleswoman. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 28 Oct. 2023 The saleswoman recommends Bedtime Betty’s, a cannabis fruit chew, with doses of the cannabinoids THC, CBD, and CBN. Erick Trickey,, 22 Aug. 2023 She was only identified as a resident of Ochakiv and a former military shop saleswoman. Artem Grudinin, NBC News, 7 Aug. 2023 Owing to the predictable increase in the number of customers, mostly women, rarely men, an additional saleswoman is on duty, self-confident, edgy, probably a grade above the usual saleswoman. Annie Ernaux, The New Yorker, 7 Mar. 2023 But the saleswoman assured me these weren’t just any sandals. Katie Jackson, Travel + Leisure, 19 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1704, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of saleswoman was in 1704

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“Saleswoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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sales·​wom·​an ˈsā(ə)lz-ˌwu̇m-ən How to pronounce saleswoman (audio)
: a woman employed to sell goods especially in a store

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