Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A woman who is employed to sell merchandise in a store or in a designated territory.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A woman whose occupation it is to sell things.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A woman whose occupation is to sell goods or merchandise.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A woman who waits upon customers in a shop or store, and exhibits wares to them for sale.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a woman salesperson

Etymologies

sale's +‎ woman (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The scene contains elements of a fairy tale: the saleswoman is dressing Cinderella for her assignation with the prince, who has no idea at all that she is coming.

    A Quiet Genius

  • "Cash!" called the saleswoman, tapping on the counter with her pencil.

    The Telegraph Boy

  • I strongly take issue with a college admissions officer's categorization of me as a "saleswoman" who provides a frivolous service ( "unnecessary orthodontia") to students applying to college ( "Independent Counsel," by Nicholas Confessore, October Atlantic).

    Letters to the Editor

  • No girl, not even Dora Stein herself, would dare risk offending any other of the floorwalkers, men able to break a saleswoman if they "got

    Winnie Childs The Shop Girl

  • This ferocious love of pleasure was perhaps best articulated by a New York saleswoman who helped many of these women prepare for nights out: “You see some of those who have complained about standing spend most of the evening in dancing.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Instead, she was a saleswoman and the product she was hawking was herself.

    Arianna Huffington: The cheque's in the Post

  • Celma de Almeida, a garment saleswoman, says she didn't like the capivari at first.

    In Pockets of Booming Brazil, a Mint Idea Gains Currency

  • Imaginechina/Zumapress.com A saleswoman, right, showed clay rabbits to a customer at a shop in Jinan, east China's Shandong province, on Sept. 1.

    Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival

  • In one amusing section, a brassy saleswoman on a TV commercial hawks an electronic device that allows women to detect oafishness in a potential partner before a first date.

    Theater review of 'Como Evitar Enamorarse del Hombre Equivocado': Watch out, men

  • "Chris" Hanley, 88, a saleswoman for Lawrence Lomax Antiques in Bethesda during the 1990s, died Jan. 17 at her home in Arlington of respiratory failure.

    Miriam A. 'Chris' Hanley, saleswoman

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