show·​girl ˈshō-ˌgər(-ə)l How to pronounce showgirl (audio)
: a chorus girl in a musical comedy or nightclub show

Examples of showgirl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Thursday night, Von Teese, 51, launched her new burlesque show at Horseshoe Las Vegas’s Jubilee Theater, marking the first showgirls production to hit the city in six years. Mark Gray, Peoplemag, 27 Oct. 2023 The Dominican artist is bringing back the showgirl aspect of Latine pop as a singer and fierce dancer with a musical theater background. Lucas Villa,, 12 Oct. 2023 Harry’s internalized all sorts of ideas about the cutthroat nature of business and has a naked desire to leave behind his Jewish Bronx origins and assimilate into gentile Manhattan, even picking up a showgirl lover along the way. Jackson McHenry, Vulture, 31 Oct. 2023 Claire brought out all these really amazing looks that are old school showgirl looks, almost like Rockettes. Matthew Schnipper, Vogue, 13 Sep. 2023 Behind him — above him and around him too — Sphere’s domed walls were aglow with an ultra-crisp digital collage jumbling together images of showgirls and neon and a certain kingly entertainer who’d preceded U2 in the Nevada desert. Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times, 30 Sep. 2023 Abbott Elementary star actress and former showgirl Sheryl Lee Ralph was all smiles in a black and red floral Michael Kors dress. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 18 Aug. 2023 Erika Jayne’s Vegas showgirl dreams may get overshadowed by some legal drama. USA TODAY, 30 Aug. 2023 After a spell in opposition, the comeback master won another landslide in 2008, but his final term was cut short by a debt crisis and his authority undermined by scandals over his penchant for models and showgirls. John Follain, Fortune, 12 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of showgirl was in 1836

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“Showgirl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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