Definition of salesman in English:



  • A man whose job involves selling or promoting commercial products, either in a store or visiting locations to get orders.

    ‘an insurance salesman’
    • ‘The salesman then sold him what my pal thought was a term insurance policy, which only pays out on death and has no cash-in value.’
    • ‘Somehow, it seemed that one of their salesmen was selling far more glass than any of the other members of the sales force.’
    • ‘There's no question that financial advisers have cleaned up their act in recent years, but there are still too many bad products and ruthless salesmen out there.’
    • ‘Thus almost everyone with dependants has a potential need for life insurance, and thus there is a need for life-insurance salesmen.’
    • ‘Typically, the shares of the new megabank will be sold worldwide, allowing salesmen in every corner of the globe to get a cut.’
    • ‘Despite their sometimes unseemly reputation, car salesmen and saleswomen know how to sell.’
    • ‘Most such meetings also feature commercial displays and eager salesmen pitching their company's products.’
    • ‘Many small business owners are also the finance director, the chief salesman and the dispatch clerk.’
    • ‘My job was to data entry product orders into the computer system, and listen to the salesmen on the phone so I could learn how to sell.’
    • ‘Insurance companies in particular train their salesmen to sell policies to friends and relatives.’
    • ‘Then I moved to Canberra and got a job as a salesman selling histories of surnames and coats of arms.’
    • ‘A born loser, he worked long hours for little money as a salesman in a shoe shop.’
    • ‘Deposit your cheque in one of these - and don't be conned into buying any financial products by dodgy salesmen and financial advisers!’
    sales assistant, shop assistant, retail assistant, salesperson, saleswoman, salesman, saleslady, salesgirl, server, checkout girl, checkout person, checkout operator
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