Etymology
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salesman (n.)

"one whose occupation is the selling of goods, services, or merchandise," 1520s, from man (n.) + sales (q.v.), genitive of sale (n.). Compare craftsman, tradesman.

updated on November 21, 2021

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Definitions of salesman from WordNet

salesman (n.)
a man salesperson;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.