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principal girl

Line breaks: prin¦ci|pal girl

Definition of principal girl in English:

noun

British
The leading female role in a pantomime.
Example sentences
  • Young shopgirls Carly Zoeller, Sarah Clyde and Lisa-Marie Wade are bolstered by dance-trained Melissa Swindell, a former pantomime principal girl for the society.
  • Mieke Jackson adds the role of Dick Whittington to her lengthy list of principal-boy performances, while principal girl Sarah Davis makes her debut for the Players as Alice Fitzwarren.
  • A show with two principal girls necessitates two villains and the Players' specialists in villainy are the brace of Andys: Mr Andy Love as Sinistro, the wicked sorcerer, and Mr Andy Welch as Crunchbones, the witch doctor.

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