noun Date: 1836 a chorus girl in a musical comedy or nightclub show

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  • showgirl — / ʃəʊgə:l/, it. /ʃo gɛrl/ (o show girl) s. ingl. [comp. di show spettacolo e girl ragazza ], usato in ital. al femm. [protagonista femminile di uno spettacolo di varietà] ▶◀ primadonna, soubrette …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • showgirl — actress whose role is decorative rather than histrionic [OED], 1836, from SHOW (Cf. show) (v.) + GIRL (Cf. girl) …   Etymology dictionary

  • showgirl — /ʃoˈɡerl, ingl. ˈʃəuˌɡYːl/ [vc. ingl., comp. di show «spettacolo» e girl «ragazza»] s. f. inv. ballerina, soubrette (fr.) …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

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  • showgirl — UK [ˈʃəʊˌɡɜː(r)l] / US [ˈʃoʊˌɡɜrl] noun [countable] Word forms showgirl : singular showgirl plural showgirls a woman whose job is to sing or dance on a stage with other women …   English dictionary

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