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[flawr-waw-ker, flohr-] /ˈflɔrˌwɔ kər, ˈfloʊr-/
a person employed in a store to direct customers and supervise salespeople.
Origin of floorwalker
An Americanism dating back to 1875-80; floor + walker Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • As a floorwalker in a mournin' goods shop he'd be a perfect fit.

    Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford
  • The floorwalker ushered them into the elevator and they alighted at the second floor.

    Elkan Lubliner, American Montague Glass
  • There the floorwalker was always as a cow that is being milked.

  • She carried him over to show him to the floorwalker and other bosses.

    Joan of the Journal Helen Diehl Olds
  • Why wasn't he an actor, then, at many dollars a week, instead of a floorwalker at a few?

    Winnie Childs C. N. Williamson
  • It was an exciting question, taken in connection with the floorwalker's warning.

    Winnie Childs C. N. Williamson
  • "I hear you've been distinguishing yourself," said Mr. Wellby, the floorwalker.

    Winnie Childs C. N. Williamson
  • The first time he was pointed out to me was by a floorwalker on Christmas Eve.

    Winnie Childs C. N. Williamson
  • Taking her for a customer, a floorwalker saved the bewildered girl from wasting more than a minute of her valuable time.

    Winnie Childs C. N. Williamson
  • Thorpe would have been a faded flag to flaunt in the face of the enemy—a floorwalker, to one who had mashed a department manager!

    Winnie Childs C. N. Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for floorwalker


the US name for shopwalker
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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