shop·​girl | \ ˈshäp-ˌgər(-ə)l How to pronounce shopgirl (audio) \

Definition of shopgirl

: a woman employed to sell merchandise especially in a store

Examples of shopgirl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As Julia Roberts once told some shopgirls: big mistake. Emily Nussbaum, The New Yorker, "Mixed Débuts on Apple TV+ in “The Morning Show” and “Dickinson”," 18 Nov. 2019 There is a Chinese performance artist who dons eco-fashion ball gowns and a Copenhagen shopgirl who cycles to work in head-to-toe pastels. Vogue, "Introducing VogueWorld 100 Street Style," 5 Sep. 2018 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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“Shopgirl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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