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[seylz-woo m-uh n] /ˈseɪlzˌwʊm ən/
noun, plural saleswomen.
a woman who sells goods, services, etc.
Origin of saleswoman
1695-1705; sales + woman
Usage note
See -woman. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for saleswoman
  • The saleswoman suggested that she come back in a dress.
  • She heard a saleswoman say that three or four other people had fallen down the same stairs.
  • Immediately the saleswoman stepped for ward and demanded the article's return.
  • Seek to be a model saleswoman, and some one will soon recognize your merits.
  • Her last job was working as a car saleswoman until she had the heat stroke.
  • Retired saleswoman for a tobacco company, banking company, insurance and real estate.
Word Origin and History for saleswoman

1704, from genitive of sale + woman.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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