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[seylz-gurl] /ˈseɪlzˌgɜrl/
a woman who sells goods, especially in a store; saleswoman.
Origin of salesgirl
An Americanism dating back to 1885-90; sales + girl Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A queen would have to take care of herself just as any girl did, even a salesgirl at the Evergreen.

    The Amazing Inheritance Frances R. Sterrett
  • Every salesgirl must have a plume on her hat rather than a nourishing luncheon.

  • The salesgirl picked out an exquisite blue bag on which the lilies of France had been painted daintily by hand.

  • 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
  • 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
  • Then the salesgirl talked me into gloves and a scarf and some earrings.

    Exile from Space Judith Merril
  • Penny felt sorry for the salesgirl, particularly so when the floorwalker came up and began to question her sharply.

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

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