from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A girl or young woman who works or is engaged in some useful manual employment.


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  • Then, turning towards Rose-Pompon, who was more and more surprised at hearing so fine a lady call the workgirl her sister, she added: "I am ready whenever you please, mademoiselle."

    The Wandering Jew — Complete

  • The girl was dressed like a young lady, not like a workgirl.

    Lieutenant Yergunov's Story

  • Peter Hawkins, a clerk with ideals, has a youthful escapade with a workgirl named Evie Wills.

    Bones in London

  • She was of the usual type seen in the streets of Islington, poorly dressed with some attempt at faded finery -- probably a workgirl in some city factory.

    The Seven Secrets

  • The other, a workgirl, tried to smile and gave a deep sigh.

    A Royal Prisoner

  • In a simple woollen dress with a kerchief on her head, with a modest sunshade, but laced in, slender, in expensive foreign boots -- it was a talented actress playing the part of a little workgirl.

    The Chorus Girl and Other Stories

  • To avoid standing idle, Laptev took some trimmings from a workgirl and let her go; then listened to a customer, a merchant from Vologda, and told a clerk to attend to him.

    The Darling and Other Stories

  • How unlike the shrill discord whereby the ordinary workgirl expresses her foolish mirth!

    The Nether World

  • Nana might indulge in riotous living if she chose, but when she came home to her mother's she ought to dress like a workgirl.


  • Yes, she had not noticed anything herself; but as soon as she went out on an errand, the hatter would bring the workgirl into his room.


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