sales·​wom·​an | \ ˈsālz-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce saleswoman (audio) \

Definition of saleswoman

: a woman who sells in a given territory, in a store, or by telephone

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So the 41-year-old pharmaceutical saleswoman, who lives in Oklahoma City, decided to try an old-fashioned approach. Michelle Hackman, WSJ, "Matchmakers Emerge as an Antidote to the Agony of Online Dating," 8 Mar. 2019 The saleswoman showed me a book illustrating how Heinrich Schliemann's discoveries at Troy had influenced Mr. Lalaounis’s most recent collections. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "Lalaounis Has Reissued Jackie Kennedy's Iconic Apollo Earrings," 15 Aug. 2018 Born in the Bronx in 1927, Simon was the son of a fabric salesman and a saleswoman at Gimbels department store, and much of his childhood took place during the Great Depression. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Pulitzer Prize–Winning Playwright Neil Simon Dies at 91," 26 Aug. 2018 In interviews with six former Redskins ambassadors, the women described the job as being more of a sexualized saleswoman than a cheerleader. Juliet Macur, New York Times, "N.F.L.’s Alternate ‘Cheerleaders’ Don’t Cheer or Dance," 31 May 2018 Students’ parents included a restaurant cook, home health aide, grocery manager and computer saleswoman. Leslie Brody, WSJ, "Students Head to Test-Taking Camp With Eyes on Seat in Coveted City Schools," 5 July 2018 The 30-year-old Pennsport resident is a coach and saleswoman with Beachbody, a national company that uses independent contractors who leverage social media to sell fitness and nutrition programming like P90X, Insanity and 21-Day Fix. Anna Orso,, "Behind those before-and-after Instagram photos: Money, marketing and meal replacements," 21 May 2018 But the pain will spread if the trade war continues, a saleswoman at an import-export company based in Shandong province predicted. Trefor Moss, WSJ, "Tesla Buyers in China Are Early Casualties in Trade Wrestle," 9 July 2018 Armed with smoke grenades and a shotgun, police say, the attacker killed five people and wounded two others — reporters, editors, saleswomen. Tim Prudente,, "'I don't know what else to do': Grieving Capital Gazette journalists cover the massacre of their own newsroom," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of saleswoman

1704, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of saleswoman

: a woman whose job is to sell things


sales·​wom·​an | \ ˈsālz-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce saleswoman (audio) \
plural saleswomen\ -​ˌwi-​mən \

Kids Definition of saleswoman

: a woman who sells goods or services in a particular geographic area, in a store, or by telephone

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