AskDefine | Define showgirl

Dictionary Definition

showgirl n : a woman who dances in a chorus line [syn: chorus girl, chorine]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

show + girl

Noun

  1. A non-starring but physically beautiful female dancer in an often lavishly produced theatrical revue; a chorine.
    She was a Las Vegas showgirl when she was younger.

Extensive Definition

A showgirl is a dancer or performer in a stage entertainment show.
"Showgirl" is often used as a term for a promotional model in trade fairs and car shows, etc. These young women often have no dance or entertainment skills but are there to attract attention to their sponsors' products with their beauty.

Showgirls in popular culture

Revues which use showgirls in their productions

showgirl in Norwegian: Showgirl
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