- a man who sells goods, services, etc.
Origin of salesman
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Examples from the Web for salesman
You also starred in Death of a Salesman on Broadway with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.Andrew Garfield on the Evils of Capitalism, the Hacking Scandal, and Criticism of ‘Spider-Man 2’
September 10, 2014
For New Faces of ‘52, a landmark revue, I did a satire on Death of a Salesman and Elia Kazan’s superheavy direction.
Another thing for a Jew to do would be to become a salesman.
A Cox Cable executive, Nagin was a salesman who had never run for office.From Katrina to the Clink: Ex New Orleans Mayor Heads to Prison
February 13, 2014
Well, there is certainly ego in the Renaissance artists and, further back, in the self-promotion of a salesman such as Columbus.The Invention of the Ego in Martin Luther’s Defiance
November 3, 2013
The house was unlocked, their landlord being a salesman at Covent Garden.Howards End
E. M. Forster
As for his not encountering the salesman until now, he had been lucky.They Twinkled Like Jewels
Philip Jos Farmer
She thanked Heaven that Gerald was a genius, not a salesman.In a Little Town
Some customers are slow to open up and extend their confidence to a salesman.
No salesman ever made a distinct hit by telling vulgar stories.
- Also called: (fem) saleswoman, (fem) salesgirl, (fem) saleslady a person who sells merchandise or services either in a shop or by canvassing in a designated areaGender-neutral form: salesperson
- short for travelling salesman
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Word Origin and History for salesman
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