shopwalker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shopwalker an employee of a retail store who supervises sales personnel and helps with customer problems "a floorwalker is called a shopwalker in Britain"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Shopwalker One who walks about in a shop as an overseer and director. Cf. Floorwalker.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n shopwalker Same as floor-walker.
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Usage

In literature:

The chief shopwalker took a dislike to him and nagged him.
"The History of Mr. Polly" by H. G. Wells
They appealed to the shopwalker.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, Feb. 5, 1919" by Various
She had vaguely heard that shopwalkers in England could make or break the salespeople.
"Winnie Childs" by C. N. Williamson
All sold out,' repeated the second shopwalker.
"Hugo" by Arnold Bennett
And shopwalkers patronised her.
"A Voyage of Consolation" by Sara Jeannette Duncan
He was the principal shopwalker, and Mr. Martin had a great respect for him.
"The School Queens" by L. T. Meade
Now Nancy's man is a shopwalker somewhere.
"Coquette" by Frank Swinnerton
And when I got there I told a shopwalker who was standing near the door what I had come about.
"The Romance of His Life" by Mary Cholmondeley
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