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  • noun US An employee in a large shop (especially a department store) who acts as supervisor to sales staff, and assists customers.


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  • Another review said of one of the Bond films that I looked like a "floor-walker who had been to Switzerland three times for a facelift".

    Portrait of the artist: Roger Moore, actor

  • But all the day she suffered from an almost overwhelming desire to recite her sorrow to the world -- to the paying teller at the bank, to the elderly floor-walker in


  • "How much would you expect?" the captain was asking, -- a most unsealike captain, in Daughtry's opinion; rather, a spick-and - span, brisk little business-man or floor-walker just out of a bandbox.


  • He was a Bill Wrenn with the cosmopolitan polish of a floor-walker.

    Our Mr. Wrenn

  • Hortense, who, because of the hovering floor-walker, was pretending to show Clyde some handkerchiefs, was now thinking how unfortunate that a whole twenty-four hours must intervene before she could bring him to view the coat with her — and so have an opportunity to begin her machinations.

    An American Tragedy

  • He became a glorified floor-walker, greeting the men with new poise, no longer coyly subservient to pretty women.

    Main Street

  • He knew she dressed very well, had always the best of everything in the house, and was inevitably waited upon by the head floor-walker at the very least.

    This Side of Paradise

  • I approached the "floor-walker," and handing him my sample, said:

    Humorous Masterpieces from American Literature

  • He started back up the room, but the girl had disappeared, and, while he stood hesitating, a floor-walker approached.

    The Rim of the Desert

  • GLADYS: No, darling, he is the floor-walker in a slaughter house.

    Writing for Vaudeville


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