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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. 2017.
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  • Desnoyers thought that he must be the floorwalker of some big department store in Paris.

    The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Vicente Blasco Ibanez
  • As a floorwalker in a mournin' goods shop he'd be a perfect fit.

    Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford
  • But the same social aplomb that had made Gissing successful as a floorwalker now came to his rescue as mariner.

    Where the Blue Begins Christopher Morley
  • She carried him over to show him to the floorwalker and other bosses.

    Joan of the Journal Helen Diehl Olds
  • The first time he was pointed out to me was by a floorwalker on Christmas Eve.

    Winnie Childs C. N. Williamson
  • Why wasn't he an actor, then, at many dollars a week, instead of a floorwalker at a few?

    Winnie Childs C. N. Williamson
  • There the floorwalker was always as a cow that is being milked.

  • 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
  • "I hear you've been distinguishing yourself," said Mr. Wellby, the floorwalker.

    Winnie Childs C. N. Williamson
  • Faith glanced up innocently, and saw both Miss Fairbanks and the floorwalker scowling at her.

    For Gold or Soul? Lurana W. Sheldon
British Dictionary definitions for floorwalker


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