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A woman whose job involves selling or promoting commercial products:‘a saleswoman came out from behind the counter and asked if she could help’‘an institutional equities saleswoman’
seller, salesperson, salesman, saleswoman, dealer, trader, tradesman, retailer, shopkeeper, shopman, shop girl, shop boy, sales assistant, assistant, wholesaler, merchant, trafficker, purveyor, supplier, stockist, marketer, marketeer, sales representative, door-to-door salesman, travelling salesman, commercial travellerView synonyms
- ‘She had six children from her first marriage when widowed, and made a precarious living as a travelling saleswoman.’
- ‘She said they had been greeted in department stores by saleswomen in white coats with products that were uninspiring.’
- ‘A travelling saleswoman for a company in Bradford, the mother-of-two has clocked up 70,000 miles over three years in her Renault Scenic company car.’
- ‘Despite their sometimes unseemly reputation, car salesmen and saleswomen know how to sell.’
- ‘Cashing in on the opportunity, a saleswoman was busy touting the shop's products, even offering to help the teenagers with the nail polish.’
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