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commercial traveler

a traveling sales representative.
Origin of commercial traveler
First recorded in 1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In a recent address, a representative librarian refers to it as “the commercial traveler theory” of the library.

    A Librarian's Open Shelf Arthur E. Bostwick
  • And he's about the only commercial traveler I would ever say howdy to at those times.

    Mixed Faces Roy Norton
  • "We won't bother the commercial traveler," said Josie, in a tone of relief.

    Mary Louise in the Country L. Frank Baum (AKA Edith Van Dyne)
  • He lay back in his corner and forgot the commercial traveler altogether.

    Night and Day Virginia Woolf
  • Soon after this I was for a short time on the road as a commercial traveler and had some opportunity to watch for my affinity.

    Confessions of a Neurasthenic William Taylor Marrs
  • "That's straight talk," came from a commercial traveler standing nearby.

    From Farm to Fortune Horatio Alger Jr.
  • Sunday to the commercial traveler, if to no others, is preeminently a day of rest.

    A Man of Samples Wm. H. Maher
  • The commercial traveler gave a long, low whistle, expressive of his profound astonishment.

  • She's decided to marry the commercial traveler, I'm almost sure, although her people say he's not "steady."

    The Annals of Ann Kate Trimble Sharber
  • Twenty paces from Benvenew the road forked, and the commercial traveler had not the slightest idea which path to take.

    Southern Hearts Florence Hull Winterburn

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