traveling salesman


a male representative of a business firm who travels in an assigned territory soliciting orders for a company's products or services.

Nearby words

  1. traveler's-tree,
  2. travelers' diarrhea,
  3. traveling,
  4. traveling bag,
  5. traveling block,
  6. traveling salesman problem,
  7. traveling salesperson,
  8. traveling-wave tube,
  9. travelled,
  10. traveller

Origin of traveling salesman

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for traveling salesman

  • A traveling-salesman from Suva, thin and wiry, had been in dispute with a new civil officer.

    The Pacific Triangle|Sydney Greenbie