altar girl

noun

Definition of altar girl

: a girl acting as a lay assistant in church services

First Known Use of altar girl

1905, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of altar girl was in 1905

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“Altar girl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/altar%20girl. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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