English word salesman comes from English -man, English sales.
Salesman detailed word origin explanation
|-man || English (eng) ||In certain cases, someone (implied male) who derives from a particular nationality.. Someone (implied male) who has special characteristics relating to a topic or area.. Someone (implied male) who is an expert in an area.. Someone (implied male) who is employed or holds a position in an area. |
|sales || English (eng) ||The activities involved in selling goods or services.. The amount or value of goods and services sold. |
|salesman || English (eng) ||A man whose job it is to sell things, either in a shop/store or elsewhere. |
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