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

  • n. An employee of a department store who supervises sales personnel and assists customers. Also called floor manager.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who walks about in a large retail store as an overseer and director.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A person employed in a large retail shop to walk about the place, give information to customers, watch their conduct and that of employees, etc. Also called shop-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


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  • At stops in Vicksburg, Greenville or Stovepipe Bend, Sam serves as a different kind of floorwalker, trying to keep order among the raucous, 500-plus crowds smelling of sweat and Sen-Sen and armed with knives or moonshine or both.

    An Adventure Tale Haunted by Loss

  • When I entered I approached the "floorwalker," and handing him my sample, said:

    The Magic Egg and Other Stories

  • The floorwalker is our point of social contact with patrons. "

    Where the Blue Begins

  • It was the implacable standards of a department store floorwalker who insisted on being addressed as "Captain".

    David Croft: farewell to a cherished voice of Britain and lost Empire | Observer editorial

  • Garner unwittingly has inherited this trait, proudly showing her handful of pennies to a suspicious floorwalker at a 5 & 10 cent store, proving that she has a right to be there because she is a customer.

    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

  • After his return from Europe, Sam gets hired as a floorwalker in a New Orleans department store, a job he loves as much for its "light duty" overseeing the staff and helping customers as for its uniform of "snappy" suits.

    An Adventure Tale Haunted by Loss

  • His supervisor is a self-important floorwalker with a pince-nez and a morning suit.

    Safety Last (1923)

  • Five minutes later, I got back in line to buy the game, and was pulled out almost immediately buy a floorwalker wielding a handheld.

    We're trying to make our retail experience a little more annoying

  • The store dick looked at the floorwalker and nodded.


  • The floorwalker spotted the source of the trouble and began to hurry toward them, pausing at a cash register location to push a button labeled Special.



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