show girl

or show·girl


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. show card,
  2. show cause order,
  3. show copy,
  4. show day,
  5. show geranium,
  6. show house,
  7. show me state,
  8. show must go on, the,
  9. show of hands,
  10. show off

Origin of show girl

First recorded in 1920–25

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British Dictionary definitions for showgirl

showgirl

/ (ˈʃəʊˌɡɜːl) /

noun

a girl who appears in variety shows, nightclub acts, etc, esp as a singer or dancer
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Word Origin and History for showgirl

showgirl

n.

"actress whose role is decorative rather than histrionic" [OED], 1836, from show (v.) + girl.

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