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ticket agent

noun
  1. a person who sells tickets, as for theater seats, train accommodations, etc.
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Origin of ticket agent

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for ticket agent

Historical Examples

  • Bill, the ticket-agent, held his lantern over it on the platform.

    Red Men and White

    Owen Wister

  • I wrote upon the face of it the words you 30 have seen, and paid it to the ticket-agent.

    The Girl and The Bill

    Bannister Merwin

  • The ticket-agent looked down and said, "You will pay half-fare for him."

    The Butterfly Book

    William Jacob Holland

  • “We can find out from the ticket-agent,” I optimistically assured her.

    Our Next-Door Neighbors

    Belle Kanaris Maniates

  • As he tossed his satchel to the ticket-agent, he gave the ".45" a swift look over.

    The Plow-Woman

    Eleanor Gates