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salesperson

[seylz-pur-suh n]
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noun
  1. a person who sells goods, services, etc.
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Origin of salesperson

First recorded in 1915–20; sales + person

Usage note

See -person.

salespeople

[seylz-pee-puh l]
plural noun
  1. people engaged in selling.
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Origin of salespeople

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; sales + people
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Related Words for salesperson

clerk, peddler, vendor, rep, salesclerk, salesgirl, businessperson, seller, dealer, saleslady

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Word Origin and History for salesperson

n.

1920, from genitive of sale + person.

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