salesman etymology

English word salesman comes from English -man, English sales

Detailed word origin of salesman

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-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.

Words with the same origin as salesman

Descendants of -man
bowman businessman cameraman cartman chairman congressman councilman doorman fireman fisherman freeman gunman handyman hangman hitman madman milkman policeman postman sandman seaman snowman watchman wingman