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ticket agent

noun
1.
a person who sells tickets, as for theater seats, train accommodations, etc.
Origin of ticket agent
1860-1865
An Americanism dating back to 1860-65
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  • When I sell a ticket to Shoshone, I'm the ticket agent, and nothing else.

    Good Indian B. M. Bower
  • The ticket agent also stared at him suspiciously, but Plato was ready for him.

    Runaway William Morrison
  • “In twenty minutes,” said the ticket agent, in answer to the question.

  • The girls turned to discover the ticket agent, just about to leave for home.

  • But there was no one there save the ticket agent, and he did not notice particularly.

    A Woman at Bay Nicholas Carter
  • The door of the station opened, and the ticket agent rushed in.

  • When she reached the station the ticket agent told her there was no train until six.

    Fanny Herself Edna Ferber
  • The next morning, when the ticket agent came, he found her frozen to death.

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