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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Retail revenues halved At Sunglass Hut in IFC Mall, a luxury shopping center in the Central business district, a saleswoman said sales have plummeted as much as 40% since the start of protests. Eric Lam, Fortune, "Hong Kong Retail Concerns Worsen Amid Steady Protests," 30 Aug. 2019 Here, a saleswoman displays a gold necklace in India. Amrith Ramkumar, WSJ, "Gold Rally Picks Up Steam as Investors Pile In," 25 June 2019 In Moshoqueque, a market in Chiclayo, a saleswoman shows me pure Andean bear fat in a half-liter plastic bottle. National Geographic, "Poaching threatens South America's only bear species," 31 May 2019 After setting up my device, the saleswoman couldn’t understand why the internet wasn’t connecting on my phone. Abdi Latif Dahir, Quartz Africa, "The numbing experience of living through Africa’s growing internet shutdowns," 24 June 2019 That’s what Linda Anderson, a retired saleswoman from Ellington, Conn., does. Christopher Elliott, Washington Post, "The wonderful unpredictability of travel — and how to cope with it," 13 June 2019 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

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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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