A salesman in a shop; a shopman or clerk.
1905, Somerset Maugham|W. Somerset Maugham, ''Merry-Go-Round|The Merry-Go-Round'', Merry-Go-Round/Chapter V|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, Somerset Maugham|W. Somerset Maugham, ''Moon and Sixpence|The Moon and Sixpence'', Moon and Sixpence/Chapter XV|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.