salesperson

[ seylz-pur-suh n ]
/ ˈseɪlzˌpɜr sən /

noun

a person who sells goods, services, etc.

Nearby words

  1. salesian,
  2. saleslady,
  3. salesman,
  4. salesmanship,
  5. salespeople,
  6. salesroom,
  7. saleswoman,
  8. salet,
  9. saleyard,
  10. salford

Origin of salesperson

First recorded in 1915–20; sales + person

Usage note

See -person.

salespeople

[ seylz-pee-puh l ]
/ ˈseɪlzˌpi pəl /

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

salesperson

n.

1920, from genitive of sale + person.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper