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salesgirl

[seylz-gurl] /ˈseɪlzˌgɜrl/
noun
1.
a woman who sells goods, especially in a store; saleswoman.
Origin of salesgirl
1885-1890
An Americanism dating back to 1885-90; sales + girl
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  • She chose the gray, and gave the salesgirl her handful of money.

  • The salesgirl took the bill and the shawl, and went to the desk.

  • Every salesgirl must have a plume on her hat rather than a nourishing luncheon.

  • Four years ago she was employed as a salesgirl at $3.50 a week.

  • She didn't care if he had been her only friend when she was a salesgirl at the Evergreen.

    The Amazing Inheritance Frances R. Sterrett
  • Then the salesgirl talked me into gloves and a scarf and some earrings.

    Exile from Space Judith Merril
  • The salesgirl had repeated the words in a tone that was indefinable, yet a tone vehement in its incredulous questioning.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • The salesgirl started violently, and a deep flush drove the accustomed pallor from her cheeks.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • The salesgirl had explained how one gallon was enough in the plastic bag that served as a tub; he had his doubts.

    Police Your Planet Lester del Rey

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