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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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  • A traveling-salesman from Suva, thin and wiry, had been in dispute with a new civil officer.

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