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  • n. A retail store floor supervisor.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Then a puffy little shop-walker would have come into view, looked at the bill for a second, very hard (showing you a parting down the middle of his head meanwhile), have scribbled a still more flourishing J.M. all over the document, have asked you if there was nothing more, have stood by you — supposing that you were paying cash — until the central figure of this story reappeared with the change.

    The Wheels of Chance: a bicycling idyll

  • One glance more at him, and the puffy little shop-walker would have been bowing you out, with fountains of civilities at work all about you.

    The Wheels of Chance: a bicycling idyll

  • For it seemed that the place they were in was a vast shop, and then Mr. Hoopdriver perceived that the other man in brown was the shop-walker, differing from most shop-walkers in the fact that he was lit from within as a Chinese lantern might be.

    The Wheels of Chance: a bicycling idyll

  • Jerking them back to the present comes the puffy little shop-walker, with a paper in his hand.

    The Wheels of Chance: a bicycling idyll

  • The shop-walker brings up parallel to the counter.

    The Wheels of Chance: a bicycling idyll

  • The shop-walker makes a note of it and goes on to Briggs in the

    The Wheels of Chance: a bicycling idyll

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

    The Man Who Was Thursday

  • She was a neat, impersonal young woman, part midwife, part governess, part shop-walker, in manner.

    The Complete Stories

  • ‘He spoke almost without moving his lips, and looking anxiously at a shop-walker who was watching us from a distance.’

    Maigret has Scruples

  • And if the shop-walker is taken, the tradesman may as well let his windows lie fallow.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 152, February 7, 1917

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