[ koun-ter-juhm-per ]

nounSlang: Older Use.
  1. a clerk in a retail store.

Origin of counterjumper

First recorded in 1820–30; counter1 + jumper1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use counterjumper in a sentence

  • Harry was not going to take the trouble to hunt up a fellow who had become what he superciliously termed a mere counter-jumper.

    The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley | Bertram Mitford
  • Mr. Brown will tell our soda-jerker or counter-jumper exactly how to elevate himself by mental machinery.

  • No, sir, I'm a democrat, and I still don't believe that Sunday could convert one average navvy or counter-jumper.

    The Man Who Was Thursday | G. K. Chesterton
  • A counter-jumper thinks he can lunge, because he is spry, that he can touch a button because he sells them.

    The Strollers | Frederic S. Isham
  • And that counter-jumper, Mosely, I'll wager he too thinks himself first favorite for the heiress.

    One Of Them | Charles James Lever

British Dictionary definitions for counter jumper

counter jumper

  1. old-fashioned, derogatory a sales assistant in a shop

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