ticket agent

noun

: one who sells transportation or theater and entertainment tickets

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The ticket agent said the lithium-ion batteries went against the airline’s policies, which are intended to prevent overheating and fires. Tim Craig, BostonGlobe.com, 13 Sep. 2022 From music streamer to ticket agent: Spotify is expanding its reach with a new site for selling concert tickets directly to fans. Stephanie Mlot, PCMAG, 11 Aug. 2022 Three employees – a ticket agent, a baggage handler and a security monitor – would work on site, according to documents filed with the city. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, 23 Nov. 2021 At the Iberia counter, a very patient ticket agent spent more than an hour reviewing our documents, consulting her supervisors and tweaking the app until the QR code magically appeared on my wife’s phone. Washington Post, 19 Nov. 2021 Allex was an American Airlines ticket agent at Dulles International Airport on Sept. 11, 2001 when two men ran into the terminal -- appearing lost -- and approached his counter. Sam Sweeney And Gio Benitez, ABC News, 10 Sep. 2021 The Norwegian company fired Mr. Arison as its ticket agent effective in early 1972. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, 25 Sep. 2020 The case centered on a man who was told to leave Portland’s now-defunct Greyhound bus station after a quarrel with a ticket agent. oregonlive, 30 Aug. 2020 Out of the blue, a ticket agent handed her a first-class ticket. Chrisopher Elliott, USA TODAY, 5 June 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ticket agent was in 1861

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“Ticket agent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ticket%20agent. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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