chorus girl


: a young woman who sings or dances in the chorus of a theatrical production (such as a musical or revue)

Examples of chorus girl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One newspaper depicted her in a cartoon as a chorus girl, reading the news. Susan Page, USA TODAY, 11 Apr. 2024 Rivera rose from chorus girl to star, collaborating along the way with many of Broadway’s greatest talents, including Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein, Bob Fosse, Gower Champion, Michael Kidd, Harold Prince, Jack Cole, Peter Gennaro and John Kander and Fred Ebb. Mark Kennedy, USA TODAY, 30 Jan. 2024 Her voice floating between genres, Del Rey comes off like an isolated queen in the Hall of Mirrors or a lone chorus girl performing for empty church pews. Jason Lamphier,, 13 Dec. 2023 In her early 20s, Jean Rhys, best remembered today for her Jane Eyre prequel, Wide Sargasso Sea, worked briefly as a chorus girl. The Week Us, theweek, 18 Jan. 2024 Coates began her show business career as a chorus girl, touring with the United Service Organizations to perform for U.S. Armed Forces members, before landing small roles in films like Smart Girls Don’t Talk (1948) and My Foolish Heart (1949). Conor Murray, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 Nine days later, Davis married a Black chorus girl named Loray White. Eric Andersson, Peoplemag, 15 Oct. 2023 He was linked to the Cleveland Street male brothel scandal and the death of a suicidal chorus girl who swallowed carbolic acid. Jonathan Miles, Town & Country, 5 Sep. 2023 Christine is a dancer and chorus girl who lost her father at a young age. Allie Caren, Washington Post, 13 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chorus girl was in 1894

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“Chorus girl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

chorus girl

: a young woman who sings or dances in a chorus (as of a musical)
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