Definitions

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  • n. A retail store floor supervisor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who walks about in a shop as an overseer and director. Cf. floorwalker.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as floor-walker.

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

  • n. an employee of a retail store who supervises sales personnel and helps with customer problems

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The chief shopwalker took a dislike to him and nagged him.

    The History of Mr. Polly

  • I heard him speak, and he had a goodish accent, as of a clerk or shopwalker.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

  • With an eager, springy step, distantly reminiscent of a shopwalker heading a procession of customers, with a touch of the style of the winner in a walking-race to Brighton, the once slow-moving butler led the way to the headmaster's study.

    The Head of Kay's

  • Jobson, a shopwalker, who gave evidence to the effect that he followed her through the different departments and saw her take the things mentioned in the indictment.

    The Holiday Round

  • The theft had been proved by Albert Jobson, a shopwalker, who gave evidence to the effect that he followed her through the different departments and saw her take the things mentioned in the indictment.

    Happy Days

  • Darnby Frere, who was a student of Henry James's works, and therefore constantly made elaborate guesses on matters that did not concern him, and then forgot them because -- unlike Mr. James's guesses -- they were always wrong, gave the newcomer credit for being perhaps a shopwalker, or perhaps a

    Living Alone

  • With a gesture that revealed the shopwalker, he led Syme down a short, iron-bound passage, the still agonised Gregory following feverishly at their heels.

    The Man Who Was Thursday

  • "Would it not be simpler if we sent the account to your father, missy?" suggested the shopwalker, coming to join the assistant at the counter.

    The Youngest Girl in the Fifth A School Story

  • Does the reader realise that all the men in the whole world who are giving any considerable proportion of their time to this cancer research would pack into a very small room, that they are working in little groups without any properly organised system of intercommunication, and that half of them are earning less than a quarter of the salary of a Bond Street shopwalker by those vastly important inquiries?

    An Englishman Looks at the World

  • 'The guinea stoles?' she inquired from a shopwalker.

    Hugo A Fantasia on Modern Themes

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