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salespeople

[seylz-pee-puh l] /ˈseɪlzˌpi pəl/
plural noun
1.
people engaged in selling.
Origin of salespeople
1875-1880
1875-80, Americanism; sales + people

salesperson

[seylz-pur-suh n] /ˈseɪlzˌpɜr sən/
noun
1.
a person who sells goods, services, etc.
Origin
1915-20; sales + person
Usage note
See -person.
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salesperson

n.

1920, from genitive of sale + person.

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