One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A girl who is employed to look after and retrieve bats during a baseball game and as a general assistant at other times.
- ‘I was the proud batgirl of the 1949 Orangeville semi-pro baseball team at the ripe old age of 14.’
- ‘There was this long story about this young woman who discovered she had cancer but all she wanted to do was play softball.… and now she was in Sydney… as an honorary batgirl for a single game.’
- ‘A player will be chosen to be batgirl for each TC softball home game and have her name announced before the game.’
- ‘It turned out that 33,000 fans thought he was the Cubs' first batgirl, but - with the exception of one cruel future Cy Young winner - all the players told him stories in the dugout about when they had had long hair.’
- ‘Even then, as the Lightning's batgirl, Gibson couldn't get enough softball.’
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