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flower girl

noun
  1. a young girl at a wedding ceremony who precedes the bride and carries or scatters flowers in her path.
  2. British. a woman who sells flowers in the street.
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Origin of flower girl

First recorded in 1780–90
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Historical Examples of 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

    Mary Cholmondeley

  • I should like to have you supply me with a sketch of a flower-girl, with, say, a basket of flowers in her hand.

  • In his perplexity he came suddenly upon the print of the "Flower-Girl."

  • He disputed the price with the flower-girl, got it at a reduction, and went on.

    The Pacific Triangle

    Sydney Greenbie


British Dictionary definitions for flower girl

flower girl

noun
  1. a girl or woman who sells flowers in the street
  2. US and Scot a young girl who carries flowers in a procession, esp at weddings
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