show girl

or show·girl


a woman who appears in the chorus of a show, nightclub act, etc.

Origin of show girl

First recorded in 1920–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for show girl

Historical Examples of show girl

  • "You look like a show-girl," was Fannie's enthusiastic comment.

    IT and Other Stories

    Gouverneur Morris

  • "All the same you'd make a peach of a show-girl," added Mrs. Bellmore regretfully.


    Robert W. Chambers

  • The show-girl will be more dignified perhaps, with a stately bearing.

  • The other girl was only an incident, as the 74 show-girl had been to the Bellington boy, and could be disposed of.

    The Dust Flower

    Basil King

  • In reality I was to be nothing more than a show-girl, with a few lines to speak.