Definition of showgirl in English:

showgirl

noun

  • An actress who sings and dances in musicals, variety acts, and similar shows.

    • ‘She's a courtesan showgirl who dreams of being a real actress, we're told rather clumsily.’
    • ‘What surrounds us - the glitz, our showgirls, the shimmer and the production numbers - is all part of who we are.’
    • ‘His are not the Vegas-style mega-illusions involving disappearing tigers, dry ice, fireworks and showgirls.’
    • ‘As our two heroes attempt to avoid capture they get themselves involved in the backstage and on-stage lives of showgirls, divas and more.’
    • ‘I love the Busby Berkeley showgirls of the 30s great musicals.’
    • ‘Tell him I got socked in the face by the boyfriend of a Vegas showgirl and I'm too embarrassed to show him my black eye, that he'll believe.’
    • ‘Topless showgirls certainly aren't new to Vegas.’
    • ‘Glamorous Las Vegas-style showgirls dancing on stage will welcome select guests to the opening of the £7 million Opera House Casino in Scarborough on Wednesday.’
    • ‘They launched ‘Revuedeville’ - a nonstop round of showgirls, variety acts and comedians - and when other theatres copied them she hit on the idea of nudity.’
    • ‘The 8 showgirls, aged between 20 and 44 were temporarily detained before being fined 500 baht each and released with a warning.’
    • ‘With over 100 tons of equipment, shows will include acrobats, trapeze artists, clowns, balancers, horses, dogs, tigers, showgirls and loads more.’
    • ‘She's been a showgirl, and an actress in the 1930s and 40s, when it was still risqué.’
    • ‘Sally and Phyllis were showgirls, Buddy and Ben stage door johnnies.’
    • ‘Las Vegas Sands Macau brought in Las Vegas showgirls to kick off its grand opening today, but its owners have lined up even better-endowed partners behind the scenes.’
    • ‘The judge left behind important friends, a seemingly puzzled wife, envelopes full of money, a loose affiliation with political figures under indictment and, it became clear, the affection of several Broadway showgirls.’
    • ‘She accurately told the FBI that Welles was broke and that he was cheating on his wife, the beautiful movie star Rita Hayworth, with a string of starlets and showgirls.’
    • ‘As part of a series of musical numbers themed around the United Nations, a panoply of perfectly groomed pubescent boys in fanciful costumes illustrating national flags parade across the stage like Vegas showgirls.’
    • ‘Press reports described the $1 million party as a wild, indulgent free-for-all, studded with shiny, red Ferraris, feathered showgirls and an Egyptian theme.’
    • ‘The cancan, that high kicking, exuberant dance of showgirls, originated in Le Moulin Rouge during the 1890s.’
    • ‘Five thousand people signed up for membership before the first roulette wheel was spun ensuring that as the showgirls high-kicked on the opening night, the Opera House Casino was already a sure thing.’

Pronunciation

showgirl

/ˈʃəʊɡəːl/