What does salesman mean?

Definitions for salesman
ˈseɪlz mənsales·man

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. salesmannoun

    a man salesperson


  1. salesmannoun

    A man whose job it is to sell things, either in a shop / store or elsewhere.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Salesmannoun

    One who sells cloaths ready made.

    Etymology: sale and man.

    Poets make characters, as salesmen cloaths;
    We take no measure of your fops and beaus. Jonathan Swift.


  1. salesman

    A salesman is a person who sells products, goods or services either in a retail setting or directly to businesses or consumers. Their primary role is to persuade potential customers to purchase items or services, often providing information about features, benefits and potential uses. Salesmen can work in various industries and their methods of sales can vary from face-to-face interactions, over the phone, online or door-to-door.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Salesmannoun

    one who sells anything; one whose occupation is to sell goods or merchandise

  2. Etymology: [Sale + man.]


  1. Salesman

    Salesman is a 1969 direct cinema documentary film directed by brothers Albert and David Maysles, and Charlotte Zwerin.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Salesman is ranked #111988 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Salesman surname appeared 157 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Salesman.

    61.7% or 97 total occurrences were White.
    35.6% or 56 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of salesman in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of salesman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of salesman in a Sentence

  1. Woody Allen:

    There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman

  2. James R. Cook:

    A Salesman sees a commission.

  3. Jerry Bruckheimer:

    I was always looking to be entertained. We lead such full lives and a lot of us don't lead very pleasant lives and don't like what we do... My dad worked his whole life as a salesman and that wasn't what he really wanted to do. He looked forward to two weeks vacation every year and he used to say to me, 'Whatever you do, make sure you do something you really like so you don't just have your vacation to look forward to.' And I love movies.

  4. Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse:

    This guy is a salesman.

  5. Woody Allen:

    There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?

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    an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits
    • A. contiguous
    • B. proprietary
    • C. tacky
    • D. arbitrary

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