Definition of showgirl in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈʃəʊɡəːl/


An actress who sings and dances in musicals, variety acts, and similar shows.
Example sentences
  • She's been a showgirl, and an actress in the 1930s and 40s, when it was still risqué.
  • The cancan, that high kicking, exuberant dance of showgirls, originated in Le Moulin Rouge during the 1890s.
  • Sally and Phyllis were showgirls, Buddy and Ben stage door johnnies.

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