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salesman

[seylz-muh n] /ˈseɪlz mən/
noun, plural salesmen.
1.
a man who sells goods, services, etc.
Origin
1515-1525
1515-25; sales + -man
Usage note
See -man.
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British Dictionary definitions for salesmen

salesman

/ˈseɪlzmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
Also called (fem) saleswoman, (fem) salesgirl, (fem) saleslady. a person who sells merchandise or services either in a shop or by canvassing in a designated area Gender-neutral form salesperson
2.
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Word Origin and History for salesmen

salesman

n.

1520s, from genitive of sale (cf. craftsman, tradesman) + man (n.).

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