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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. 2018.
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  • Either the Honorable Judge should have been a commercial traveler, or the commercial traveler a judge.

    Mixed Faces Roy Norton
  • And he's about the only commercial traveler I would ever say howdy to at those times.

    Mixed Faces Roy Norton
  • Sunday to the commercial traveler, if to no others, is preeminently a day of rest.

    A Man of Samples Wm. H. Maher
  • I have been a commercial traveler; I am experienced in such matters.

    Cousin Betty Honore de Balzac
  • He turned and recognized the commercial traveler of the day before.

    Captain Jinks, Hero Ernest Crosby
  • He lay back in his corner and forgot the commercial traveler altogether.

    Night and Day Virginia Woolf
  • I am also intimate with a French commercial traveler, incredibly ignorant, but extremely good-natured and gentlemanly.

  • "That's straight talk," came from a commercial traveler standing nearby.

    From Farm to Fortune Horatio Alger Jr.
  • The commercial traveler gave a long, low whistle, expressive of his profound astonishment.

  • The old Empire House was another hotel which in the early fifties was a place much frequented by the commercial traveler.

    History of Linn County Iowa Luther A. Brewer

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