play·​girl | \ ˈplā-ˌgər(-ə)l How to pronounce playgirl (audio) \

Definition of playgirl

: a woman who lives a life devoted chiefly to the pursuit of pleasure

Examples of playgirl in a Sentence

He's dating a rich, beautiful playgirl.

Recent Examples on the Web

One of my favorite scenes in the 1986 movie Desert Hearts comes near the beginning, when Cay Rivvers — Reno, Nevada’s, local playgirl — gives both her one-night stand and her future lover a ride into town. Claire Landsbaum, The Cut, "Desert Hearts Is My Ultimate Queer Style Inspiration," 31 July 2017

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First Known Use of playgirl

1912, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of playgirl was in 1912

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English Language Learners Definition of playgirl

: a woman who spends most of her time doing things that give her pleasure

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