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[shop-gurl] /ˈʃɒpˌgɜrl/
a salesgirl; female store clerk.
Origin of shopgirl
First recorded in 1760-70; shop + girl Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • That she—she—should find herself nervous, at fault, find herself playing the game as crudely as any shopgirl!

  • Abbie opened the door of the glass partition and beckoned to the shopgirl.

    Abijah's Bubble F. Hopkinson Smith
  • And at length he reached the flimsy, fluttering little soul of the shopgirl that existed somewhere deep down in her lovely bosom.

  • And all the time she was a shopgirl, Mr. Bill never saw her.

    The Amazing Inheritance Frances R. Sterrett
  • The shopgirl made a little bow and the silvery bell jangled again as Betty opened the door.

  • Was it all because she suspected him of a vulgar intrigue with a shopgirl?

    Life and Gabriella Ellen Glasgow
  • How came your friend to know that she was a shopgirl in Regent Street?

    Fan W.H. Hudson (AKA Henry Harford)
  • The shopgirl is almost as well dressed on the street as her rich customer.

    Creative Chemistry Edwin E. Slosson
  • The enthusiasms of the American shopgirl, I take it, are very much the same as those of her English sister.

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