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saleslady

[seylz-ley-dee] /ˈseɪlzˌleɪ di/
noun, plural salesladies.
1.
a saleswoman.
Origin of saleslady
1855-1860
An Americanism dating back to 1855-60; sales + lady
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  • Miss Upton's eyes glistened and she drew the saleslady aside.

    In Apple-Blossom Time

    Clara Louise Burnham
  • "Perhaps the finish is a little higher," ventured the saleslady.

    Coniston, Complete Winston Churchill
  • I had to explain a whole lot to Mama and Marie and the saleslady.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • I was then taken to the saleslady who made me out and showed to her.

  • They tell me that I have missed my vocation, that I ought to have been a saleslady.

    A "Y Girl in France

    Katherine Shortall
  • Ill take two quarter pounds, if you please, Maam, she said to the saleslady.

    The Corner House Girls Grace Brooks Hill
  • But if you've had any experience as a saleslady—you look all right—well, see here, I'll try and give you a chance.

    Winnie Childs C. N. Williamson
  • The saleslady seemed not to have heard the western girls objection to the gown.

    Polly in New York Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • The inscrutable smile of a saleslady would make Mona Lisa seem a mere amateur.

    Cobb's Bill-of-Fare Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
  • Ask any successful clothing salesman or saleslady what is the best way to arouse desire for a suit, a cloak or a gown.

    Analyzing Character

    Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb

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