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shop assistant

noun, British.
a store clerk.
Origin of shop assistant
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I asked if she was a shop assistant, and with a toss of her head she told me she was a typist.

  • That Strangwich had not been in the Navy, but was a shop assistant of Mr. Glanville.

  • The shop assistant—I should say about twelve and a half, madam.

    The Bradys' Chinese Clew Francis Worcester Doughty
  • How the shop assistant clung to his reason is a mystery which has yet to be solved.

  • An elderly man burst unceremoniously into the room, and Nevill recognized Stephen Foster's clerk and shop assistant.

    In Friendship's Guise Wm. Murray Graydon
  • From the prefect and the lawyer and the doctor, down to the shop assistant, the dress is the coat of the ordinary European form.

  • The satisfaction of seeing a certain word written on an envelope, or of impressing a shop assistant with its sound.

    The Lady of the Basement Flat Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • Naturally, therefore, as a preliminary to any other improvement in the shop assistant's life, these young people want to live out.

    The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman

    H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
  • The Artisan and the shop assistant will find their means and opportunities consulted in this series.

    Lavengro George Borrow
British Dictionary definitions for shop assistant

shop assistant

a person who serves in a shop
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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