- a young girl at a wedding ceremony who precedes the bride and carries or scatters flowers in her path.
- British. a woman who sells flowers in the street.
Origin of flower girl
First recorded in 1780–90
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Examples from the Web for flower girl
But a new obstacle arose in his mind—the flower-girl, his other witness.Fashion and Famine
Ann S. Stephens
They will throw over the woman they have loved for years for a flower-girl.Moth and Rust
In his perplexity he came suddenly upon the print of the "Flower-Girl."
I should like to have you supply me with a sketch of a flower-girl, with, say, a basket of flowers in her hand.
He disputed the price with the flower-girl, got it at a reduction, and went on.The Pacific Triangle
- a girl or woman who sells flowers in the street
- US and Scot a young girl who carries flowers in a procession, esp at weddings
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