Definition of dancing girl in US English:

dancing girl


  • A female professional dancer, especially an erotic dancer or a member of the chorus in a musical.

    • ‘Her sister Doris had been employed to rehearse a group of dancing girls for a road show of the Follies for producer Ned Wayburn.’
    • ‘One of the most ancient dance forms, originally performed by dancing girls - and boys dressed as girls - at the temples in the state of Orissa.’
    • ‘The Buffalo Park dancing girls will entertain the crowd at the lunch-break and a number of catering and refreshment centres will be available.’
    • ‘There was nowhere he could lie back and watch his dancing girls, just nine hundred rooms the size of aircraft hangers, all full of uncomfortable Chippendale chairs.’
    • ‘Tens of thousands of dancing girls in India's financial and film capital of Mumbai have won a delay against a government decision to close down bars where they work.’
    • ‘We discovered a chorus of dancing girls, a few leading actors and expert camera men on our travels around the wards.’
    • ‘At one time, the Brahadeeswara temple in the town of Thanjavur in South India is said to have employed as many as 400 dancing girls.’
    • ‘Co-writer Simon Sprackling said: ‘We will be filming stuff with a lot of razzamatazz, dancing girls, people on stilts, explosions.’’
    • ‘The May Queen Lounge have new singing sensation, Barry Doyle, on stage this weekend with his team of dancing girls also on the bill.’
    • ‘Both cities were renowned for their schools and libraries, musicians and poets, physicians and astronomers, mullahs and heretics, and also for their taverns and dancing girls.’
    • ‘And then there's Cairo Street, with its scantily-clad dancing girls, gallons of booze, and general lewd behavior.’
    • ‘He surrounded himself from philosophers and sages from Baghdad and Syria, dancing girls from India and Iran.’
    • ‘Multi-levelled and spacious without being too open, new eyes couldn't help but wander up towards the high ceiling or the shiny and energetically gyrating dancing girls who appeared upstairs intermittently.’
    • ‘While the Interbike trade show is a huge assemblage of just about everything on two wheels, sometimes the handmade, heartfelt gems get lost amid all the video displays and dancing girls at that large event.’
    • ‘Other magazines such as Fortune, Vogue and Harper's Bazaar celebrated with vertiginous skyscrapers, statuesque dancing girls or streaks of neon over futuristic cityscapes.’
    • ‘It had a strictly-enforced formal dress code, fountains, dancing girls, restaurant, casino and cabaret bill and became so popular that people were allowed in only if they had booked in advance and looked the part.’
    • ‘The sets are like something scooped out of an Italian television studio, all silver, spangles and lights (though we are spared the dancing girls and in-show commercials).’
    • ‘These are pieces of jewellery inspired by the chorus lines of dancing girls from the Broadway of the 1920s.’
    • ‘The crowds of parents, teachers, councillors and local dignitaries were then entertained by rap songs, dancing girls groups and poets, all themed on the green school.’
    • ‘Their march will take them to the old Town Hall, which has been replaced by ‘The Palace,’ a saloon that features vaudeville acts and dancing girls.’
    chorus line, dance troupe
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dancing girl

/ˈdansiNG ˌɡərl/