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ABOUT THIS WORD
What does shopgirl mean?
Shopgirl was once commonly used as a word for a girl or woman whose job is to sell products or help customers in a retail shop.
Where does shopgirl come from?
The first records of the word shopgirl come from the mid-1700s. The ending -girl is also used in salesgirl, as well as in common words like schoolgirl and cowgirl, but schoolgirl always refers to girls, as opposed to women, and cowgirl is modeled after the word cowboy.
While in some cases the people referred to as shopgirls may be teenagers, the term has traditionally been applied regardless of age. Shopgirl is especially associated with women who work at retail sales counters, such as those in department stores or in smaller shops.
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How is shopgirl used in real life?
Shopgirl is often considered demeaning and is used less commonly than it used to be.
Example sentences from the Web for shopgirl
“Shopgirl” and “NY152” could teach online dating a lesson or two.Nora Ephron’s Movie Hits: ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ & More (Video)|Alex Berg|June 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Maggie's dress was just the ordinary shirt-waist and skirt that the shopgirl and her sisters wear; Hunt had ordered it so.Children of the Whirlwind|Leroy Scott
The enthusiasms of the American shopgirl, I take it, are very much the same as those of her English sister.America To-day, Observations and Reflections|William Archer
The shopgirl made a little bow and the silvery bell jangled again as Betty opened the door.
Something clung to it now as she drew it forth, but neither Betty nor the shopgirl saw the dangling twist of tissue paper.
It was Bobby whom Betty wanted to have the blue blouse just as soon as the shopgirl finished it.