show·​girl | \ ˈshō-ˌgər(-ə)l How to pronounce showgirl (audio) \

Definition of showgirl

: a chorus girl in a musical comedy or nightclub show

Examples of showgirl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lolita Banana is known for being the iconic host of The Brunch and Queen, the most famous drag brunch in Paris; as THE showgirl of the Parisian scene. Joey Nolfi,, 2 June 2022 Women paid tribute to Las Vegas’ showgirl past, wearing feather tiaras and little else. Michael Goldstein, Forbes, 7 May 2022 Not even Vegas’s famous showgirl revues could compete. Mark Gray, Rolling Stone, 26 Feb. 2022 My aunt was a top showgirl, and she was pursued a lot by different characters around town. Chris Willman, Variety, 26 Feb. 2022 Marilyn played Elsie, an American showgirl, who falls for a European prince, played by Laurence Olivier. Janelle Davis, CNN, 14 Jan. 2022 The actress Yvonne De Carlo, who was then pushing fifty, played the role of Carlotta Campion, a former showgirl who had a brief, blazing Hollywood career followed by a decade or so of disappointments and dead ends. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, 1 Dec. 2021 Las Vegas showgirl who took advice that Elvis Presley gave her and left Nevada to pursue acting full-time. al, 21 Sep. 2021 Inside, a mural of a showgirl with a giant banana headpiece standing in a field of strawberries was as well known as the neon signage on the outside. Marc Malkin, Variety, 30 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of showgirl

1836, in the meaning defined above

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“Showgirl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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