show girl

or show·girl

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Origin of show girl

First recorded in 1920–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for showgirl

chorine, showgirl

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British Dictionary definitions for showgirl


  1. 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

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

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