shop clerk

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shop clerk a salesperson in a store
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Usage

In literature:

They are said to leave their shops and stores without guards or clerks.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
At the end of two years he took a larger shop and engaged two extra clerks.
"Slow and Sure" by Horatio Alger
Zwanziger, the clerk, had married the widow of a cheese merchant, and was running a shop of his own on the Regensburg Chaussee.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
I offered myself as a clerk, as a milliner, as a shop girl.
"Anna the Adventuress" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
And then at the shop nobody had come in, and the lights had been lighted, and the clerks had all gathered together and talked.
"The Beloved Woman" by Kathleen Norris
The clerks didn't have anything to do with the shop girls as a rule: but Winny thought the custom silly and stuck up.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
To the clerks in the shops and to the labourers in the yards or at the loom, M'Donald described the glories of Assiniboia.
"The Red River Colony" by Louis Aubrey Wood
Clerks in the shop style their employer "the old gentleman" without meaning to impute antiquity.
"The Galaxy" by Various
Mrs. John took in lodgers in the Church Street house, a clerk or two from the neighboring shops.
"Clark's Field" by Robert Herrick
In humbler stations of life, she will be clerk, shop-woman, work-woman, servant, labourer, etc.
"Rambles in Womanland" by Max O'Rell
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In news:

T he withering stares and judge-y commentary of certain consignment-shop clerks are notorious, so it's no surprise that some women choose to unload their clothes elsewhere—like new members-only cyber­market Bib & Tuck (bibandtuck.com).
(AP) — Authorities say a clerk at an Albuquerque smoke shop fatally shot one man and injured another during a bungled robbery.
Police are searching for a pair of cross-dressing robbers who tied up a clerk and robbed a pawn shop in Marietta.
1100 block of Cleveland Road, man asked about consuming products at a head shop , started arguing when clerk told him products weren't meant for human consumption.
Proponents of medical marijuana say they have gathered enough signatures for the city clerk to force a ballot referendum to repeal the Los Angeles pot-shop ban.
Pawn shop clerk gets probation for purchase from minor By Margaret Gibbons Staff writer PhillyBurbs.com.
Here's a true story from last week: A woman was shopping and asked the clerk of a large store where she might find Advent candles.
The busty clerk at Grateful J's head shop in Boca Raton holds out a small brown vial.
The clerks were standing around in the fancy lotion shop, pretending to look busy.
A clerk at a smoke shop in Louisiana says it's the season for.
KOB 4 heard a shop clerk fired back at a suspected robber.
The Thanksgiving break — perhaps short on giving thanks, but long on unhappy travelers and retail clerks, overeating, endless football games and shopping insanity — is over.
According to the Oneida County Sheriff's Office, around 11 pm Sunday night, a man entered the Stewart's Shop on Utica Road in Kirkland, wearing dark clothing and a mask and demanded the clerk hand over money.
The shop clerk was beaten during the robbery.
Punxsutawney Phil's Souvenir Shop head clerk Mary Ann Jacobson (left) and sales clerk Sarah Hicks showcase the shop's most popular souvenir item from Groundhog Day 2012 — a snow-covered Punxsy Phil with the advice to "Chill Out".
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