shopgirl

noun
shop·girl | \ˈshäp-ˌgər(-ə)l \

Definition of shopgirl 

: a woman employed to sell merchandise especially in a store

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In it, the nine members of TWICE portray the role of shopgirls in a record store auditioning for a spot as television performers -- which also is judged by the nonet. Tamar Herman, Billboard, "Twice Releases '50s Themed Music Video For Remake of Jackson 5's 'I Want You Back': Watch," 14 June 2018 The shopgirl enjoyed more freedom and less supervision than domestic servants did. Shelley Puhak, The Atlantic, "The Underclass Origins of the Little Black Dress," 13 Oct. 2017 With a few dollars and a few nights’ work, an enterprising shopgirl could create a passable imitation of a dress from the society pages. Shelley Puhak, The Atlantic, "The Underclass Origins of the Little Black Dress," 13 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of shopgirl

1798, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shopgirl was in 1798

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