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show girl

noun
1.
a woman who appears in the chorus of a show, nightclub act, etc.
Also, showgirl.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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British Dictionary definitions for showgirl

showgirl

/ˈʃəʊˌɡɜːl/
noun
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
n.

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

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