salesperson

[seylz-pur-suh n]

noun

a person who sells goods, services, etc.

Origin of salesperson

First recorded in 1915–20; sales + person

Usage note

See -person.

salespeople

[seylz-pee-puh l]

plural noun

people engaged in selling.

Origin of salespeople

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; sales + people
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Word Origin and History for salesperson
n.

1920, from genitive of sale + person.

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