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traveling salesman

noun
1.
a male representative of a business firm who travels in an assigned territory soliciting orders for a company's products or services.
Origin of traveling salesman
1875-1880
1875-80, Americanism
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  • There she met Hugh Rodham, a traveling salesman eight years her senior, and after a five-year courtship, they married in 1942.

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