Origin of shopwalker

First recorded in 1860–65; shop + walker Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for shopwalker

Historical Examples of shopwalker

  • And when I got there I told a shopwalker who was standing near the door what I had come about.

    The Romance of His Life

    Mary Cholmondeley

  • My shopwalker is very kind where I am, and I dont see any need to change.


    Elizabeth Baker

  • Devonham, for all his qualifications, looked painfully like a shopwalker.

    The Bright Messenger

    Algernon Blackwood

  • Nor does it even soothe my ruffled feelings when the shopwalker thanks me profusely as he countersigns the bill.

  • She wonders would they change it, if she went back and asked to see the shopwalker?

British Dictionary definitions for shopwalker


  1. British a person employed by a departmental store to supervise sales personnel, assist customers, etcUS equivalent: floorwalker
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