ticket agent

  1. a person who sells tickets, as for theater seats, train accommodations, etc.

Origin of ticket agent

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65

Words Nearby ticket agent

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How to use ticket agent in a sentence

  • A Rochester (ROC) passenger approached a ticket counter to check in and stated to the ticket agent that he had a bomb in his bag.

  • His father was a manager of a bus station in Kansas and Texas and Lehrer helped to pay for college by working as a ticket agent.

    Jim Lehrer's Cross-Country Fantasy | Sandra McElwaine | April 24, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • The ticket agent glanced at Jerry and then he reached under his counter and brought up a large envelope.

    The Five Arrows | Allan Chase
  • There was another church, a library, the postmaster and the ticket agent at Speonk who lived in the village.

    The "Genius" | Theodore Dreiser
  • At one of the stations the ticket-agent took his horse out from the car, and riding off into the country, we saw no more of him.

    In Indian Mexico (1908) | Frederick Starr
  • The ticket agent was also the telegraph operator, and Bessie saw that she was writing something on a yellow telegraph blank.

  • It was my purpose to go to Richmond, and I asked the old ticket agent to send me, but he obstinately refused.

    The Master of Warlock | George Cary Eggleston