counterjumper (plural counterjumpers)

  1. (slang, derogatory, dated) A salesman in a shop; a shopman or clerk.
    • 1905, W. Somerset Maugham, The Merry-Go-Round, ch. 5
      [...] and the chastest women thought it no shame for their pictures to be exposed in every stationer's shop or to decorate the chimney-piece of a platonic counter-jumper.
    • 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, ch. 15
      Her manner was brisk, and her good-breeding scarcely concealed her conviction that if you were not a soldier you might as well be a counter-jumper.
  • Russian: прика́зчик

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