- Older Use: Often Offensive. a woman who works.
- Slang. a prostitute.
Origin of working girl
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Historical Examples of working girl
The working-girl is expected to be subservient, she is too often regarded as a menial, she is ordered.Stage Confidences
I appreciate it very much, but no working-girl shall lose through me.The Hills of Refuge
Will N. Harben
My mind went back as he said this to a conversation I had had the night before with a working-girl at my boarding-house.
There is no influx such as creates in a small town the necessity for working-girl boarding-houses.
As one recalls this club, it presents one of the best evidences of the barrenness of the working-girl's life in New York.The Leaven in a Great City
Lillian William Betts
- a girl or woman who works, esp one who supports herself
- informal a prostitute