showgirl

show girl

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


Origin:
1920–25

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showgirl (ˈʃəʊˌɡɜːl)
 
n
a girl who appears in variety shows, nightclub acts, etc, esp as a singer or dancer

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