Tennis. an attendant, usually a girl or young woman, employed to retrieve balls and supply players with them.
Baseball. an attendant, usually a girl or young women, who retrieves foul balls and brings the umpire new balls during the game.
What Is Manic Pixie Dream Girl?In 2007, film critic Nathan Rabin coined the term Manic Pixie Dream Girl in an attempt to classify Kirsten Dunst’s role in Elizabethtown. He first described this stock romantic character as a woman who “exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures.” Since the first appearance of Manic Pixie Dream Girl, Rabin officially apologized for the coinage in a thoughtful piece about this unwieldy term.
Origin of ball girl
First recorded in 1925–30
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