shop assistant


noun British.

a store clerk.

Origin of shop assistant

First recorded in 1895–1900 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for shop assistant

Historical Examples of shop assistant

  • "That's what he's there for," she said of the shop-assistant.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • You were a shop-assistant yourself, Tweddle, only a short while ago!

  • She guessed that the shop-assistant must have found it, and placed it conspicuously on the counter.

    Hilda Lessways

    Arnold Bennett

  • At Welchpool the wife of a shopkeeper poisoned her husband, and the same night eloped with the shop-assistant.

  • She was a shop-assistant, but standing behind the counter gave her varicose veins; and she went to Dublin as nursery-governess.

    The Lake

    George Moore

British Dictionary definitions for shop assistant

shop assistant


a person who serves in a shop
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