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- noun US An employee in a large
shop(especially a department store) who acts as supervisorto sales staff, and assists customers.
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Another review said of one of the Bond films that I looked like a "floor-walker who had been to Switzerland three times for a facelift".
But all the day she suffered from an almost overwhelming desire to recite her sorrow to the world -- to the paying teller at the bank, to the elderly floor-walker in
CHAPTER XI 2010
"How much would you expect?" the captain was asking, -- a most unsealike captain, in Daughtry's opinion; rather, a spick-and - span, brisk little business-man or floor-walker just out of a bandbox.
CHAPTER IX 2010
He was a Bill Wrenn with the cosmopolitan polish of a floor-walker.
Our Mr. Wrenn 2004
Hortense, who, because of the hovering floor-walker, was pretending to show Clyde some handkerchiefs, was now thinking how unfortunate that a whole twenty-four hours must intervene before she could bring him to view the coat with her — and so have an opportunity to begin her machinations.
An American Tragedy 2004
He became a glorified floor-walker, greeting the men with new poise, no longer coyly subservient to pretty women.
Main Street 2004
He knew she dressed very well, had always the best of everything in the house, and was inevitably waited upon by the head floor-walker at the very least.
I approached the "floor-walker," and handing him my sample, said:
He started back up the room, but the girl had disappeared, and, while he stood hesitating, a floor-walker approached.
The Rim of the Desert Ada Woodruff Anderson
GLADYS: No, darling, he is the floor-walker in a slaughter house.
Writing for Vaudeville Brett Page