Definitions

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

  • n. A woman, typically attired in an elaborately decorated costume, who performs in a musical or theatrical production.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A non-starring but physically beautiful female dancer in an often lavishly produced theatrical revue; a chorine.

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

  • n. a woman who dances in a chorus line

Etymologies

show + girl (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Meanwhile, the irrepressible Nathan Detroit is seeking a new location for his floating dice game, all the while side-stepping both the law and Adelaide, his long-term showgirl fiancée.

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  • There’s a scene involving Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz in showgirl outfits seducing a naked Steve Zahn that gets surprisingly sexy, and a great comic bit with a banjo that belongs in a Warner Brothers cartoon.

    VinceKeenan.com

  • Nice so everyone let's all stop praying and fasting for ramadan and let's all forget the true meaning of Ramadan & we'll just watch this so-called showgirl at Maghrib time (who can't dance aslan) 3ashan we need as many zenoob as possible.

    WALEG

  • In time, I came to admire, if that's quite the right word, the breathtaking daring of a man who as Secretary of State for War — war, mind you, not the environment, or housing — carried on an affair with a "showgirl" who was a mistress of a Russian spy.

    What Were They Thinking?

  • Watching them pack, or "Viewer Torture," as I believe the segment is called, showed Rachel the Smart Chemist packing her "showgirl" outfits.

    Tallulah Morehead: Big Brother 12: The 12th Coming

  • My film is titled SHOWGIRL, being that I am the last and only "showgirl" still keeping that flame alive.

    Filmstalker: Another Showgirls film?

  • Sams comment "Nice so everyone let's all stop praying and fasting for ramadan and let's all forget the true meaning of Ramadan & we'll just watch this so-called showgirl at Maghrib time (who can't dance aslan) 3ashan we need as many zenoob as possible.

    WALEG

  • Le dieci domande mai poste al Cavaliere "(14 May 2009) and" Silvio Berlusconi: ten more questions "(1 June 2009) asked the prime minister to account (among other things) for his public behaviour over his relationships with young women, his conflicts of interest as media tycoon and political leader, his party's selection of" showgirl "candidates in the European elections, and his attacks on Italy's judiciary and president.

    openDemocracy

  • The Special Services handbook for the show Hi, Yank! contained more than eight pages of patterns and illustrations for dresses to be worn by male soldiers, including instructions for making a “G.I. showgirl” gown out of an army blanket and a tutu out of a military-issue “T-shirt dyed pink.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Yates, the daughter of TV host Hughie Green and showgirl Elaine Smith, was brought up as the daughter of Jess Yates, the presenter of religious television shows.

    Bob Geldof: 'I made of list of reasons to live. There was only one item on it: the children'

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