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- n. Plural form of newsgirl.
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Of course, most important to the child-protection folks weren't the newsboys, but the newsgirls.
A pavilion about newsboys and newsgirls, some as young as 7 when they hawked newspapers for pennies in the early part of the 20th century, will also contain documents showing the extent of the child-labor problem at the time.
As Baldwin explained it: The newsgirls 'status "as both females and children made their selling of newspapers doubly inappropriate.