Try Our Apps


Gobble up these 8 terms for eating

flower girl

a young girl at a wedding ceremony who precedes the bride and carries or scatters flowers in her path.
British. a woman who sells flowers in the street.
Origin of flower girl
1780-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for flower-girl
Historical Examples
  • I am the flower-girl whom you saw before you went to sleep, and I am very like myself, monsieur.

    One-Act Plays Various
  • But a new obstacle arose in his mind—the flower-girl, his other witness.

    Fashion and Famine Ann S. Stephens
  • In very truth, Ramûa of Beltani's house, the flower-girl of the temple of the great goddess, was a goodly sight for tired eyes.

    Istar of Babylon Margaret Horton Potter
  • They will throw over the woman they have loved for years for a flower-girl.

    Moth and Rust Mary Cholmondeley
  • Beautiful must grow the hands that wire them, and sweet the flower-girl's every thought!

    Prose Fancies (Second Series) Richard Le Gallienne
  • I should like to have you supply me with a sketch of a flower-girl, with, say, a basket of flowers in her hand.

    Timothy Crump's Ward Horatio Alger
  • He painted her as a queen, as a court lady and as a flower-girl.

  • In his perplexity he came suddenly upon the print of the "flower-girl."

    Timothy Crump's Ward Horatio Alger
  • This done, she leans it up against the flower-girl's basket, and sets to work in earnest with both hands.

  • He disputed the price with the flower-girl, got it at a reduction, and went on.

    The Pacific Triangle Sydney Greenbie
British Dictionary definitions for flower-girl

flower girl

a girl or woman who sells flowers in the street
(US & Scot) a young girl who carries flowers in a procession, esp at weddings
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for flower

Scrabble Words With Friends