Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A woman employed by a bar to encourage customers to spend money freely.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A woman employed to talk to customers in a bar and encourage them to buy drinks.
  • n. A female person who performs breakdance; a breaker
  • n. A female member of the hip-hop subculture

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a woman employed by a bar to act as a companion to men customers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a woman employed by a bar to act as a companion to men customers

Etymologies

b(ar)1 + girl.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Probably abbreviated from bar girl. (Wiktionary)

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  • Also, wasn't there a character like this in A Confederacy of Dunces?

    January 3, 2012

  • There's a great Gillian Welch song about barroom girls.

    January 3, 2012

  • b(ar)1 + girl. --from the Etymologies.

    January 3, 2012