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floorwalker

[flawr-waw-ker, flohr-] /ˈflɔrˌwɔ kər, ˈfloʊr-/
noun
1.
a person employed in a store to direct customers and supervise salespeople.
Origin of floorwalker
1875-1880
1875-80, Americanism; floor + walker
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  • Desnoyers thought that he must be the floorwalker of some big department store in Paris.

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  • As a floorwalker in a mournin' goods shop he'd be a perfect fit.

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  • But the same social aplomb that had made Gissing successful as a floorwalker now came to his rescue as mariner.

    Where the Blue Begins Christopher Morley
  • She carried him over to show him to the floorwalker and other bosses.

    Joan of the Journal Helen Diehl Olds
  • The first time he was pointed out to me was by a floorwalker on Christmas Eve.

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  • Why wasn't he an actor, then, at many dollars a week, instead of a floorwalker at a few?

    Winnie Childs C. N. Williamson
  • There the floorwalker was always as a cow that is being milked.

  • Taking her for a customer, a floorwalker saved the bewildered girl from wasting more than a minute of her valuable time.

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  • "I hear you've been distinguishing yourself," said Mr. Wellby, the floorwalker.

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  • Faith glanced up innocently, and saw both Miss Fairbanks and the floorwalker scowling at her.

    For Gold or Soul? Lurana W. Sheldon
British Dictionary definitions for floorwalker

floorwalker

/ˈflɔːˌwɔːkə/
noun
1.
the US name for shopwalker
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