floorwalker


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floor·walk·er

 (flôr′wô′kər)
n.
An employee of a large store who supervises sales personnel and assists customers. Also called floor manager.

floorwalker

(ˈflɔːˌwɔːkə)
n
(Professions) the US name for shopwalker

floor•walk•er

(ˈflɔrˌwɔ kər, ˈfloʊr-)

n.
a person employed in a store to direct customers and supervise salespeople.
[1875–80, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.floorwalker - an employee of a retail store who supervises sales personnel and helps with customer problems; "a floorwalker is called a shopwalker in Britain"
employee - a worker who is hired to perform a job
Translations

floorwalker

(o.f.) [ˈflɔːˌwɔːkəʳ] N (US) → jefe/a m/f de sección

floorwalker

[ˈflɔːrwɔːkər] n (mainly US)chef m de rayon

floorwalker

[ˈflɔːˌwɔːkəʳ] n (esp Am) → caporeparto m/f (in grande magazzino)
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This means passengers are now able to use credit cards to pay the excess baggage fee directly at the self bag drop kiosk or via a mobile payment device handled by a floorwalker.
They're worried about the impact that television might have, too, but not about the impact of hapless floorwalker Andy (Keith Henderson).
Budapest shopgirl Margaret Sullavan clashes with floorwalker James Stewart in a delightful, well-nigh perfect romantic confection.
Charlie Chaplin was a huge comedy star and one of his hit films was The Floorwalker which poked fun at the authority figures who were common sights in Liverpool and other major shopping areas.
BIG Eric made his first film with Chaplin, The Floorwalker, in the same year, appearing as a store manager.
In The Floorwalker, Chaplin works his way through every object in the shop set, one of the funniest sections features Chaplin as a customer shaving by using each piece of equipment on the counter' in The Fireman he uses the fire engine as a coffee machine' and in The Pawnshop he tackles an alarm clock that does not work as a medical problem using a stethoscope.
In fact, I could've sworn I saw Lucas a couple of Mondays ago working as a floorwalker at JC Penney.
Griffith, for instance, appears through his early Biograph films such as The Song of the Shirt (1908) and A Child of the Ghetto (1910) as "one of the most powerful critics of class injustice that the movie industry ever produced," and Charlie Chaplin, who produced films such as Making a Living (1914) and The Floorwalker (1916) in this period, was already proving himself "the greatest anti-authoritarian comic of his age.
Who is this man on the street with a newsboy's cap turned backward, a man who resembles Franklin Pangborn, the slightly fruity floorwalker from '30s movies, the m;n invariably at the front row of both major and obscure fashion shows, wearing a blue utility jacket that makes him look as if he works in a florist shop?
You had lost your cars and your men as a floorwalker loses the stock of his department in a fire.
Local buying was replaced by group purchasing organized by bean counters who had never talked to a floorwalker or a refrigerator salesman.