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working girl

Older Use: Often Offensive. a woman who works.
Slang. a prostitute.
Origin of working girl
1860-65, for def 1; 1965-70, for def 2
Usage note
The meaning “woman who works” has declined in use because of possible confusion with the other meaning, “prostitute.” And the use of girl to refer to an adult woman is often perceived as insulting and demeaning. See also girl. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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working girl

a girl or woman who works, esp one who supports herself
(informal) a prostitute
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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worked up

adjective phrase

Angry; excited; distraught: The whole town was worked up over the shooting incident (1883+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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