from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A young woman who works.
  • n. Slang A woman prostitute.

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  • n. A young woman who works.
  • n. A prostitute.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a young woman who is employed
  • n. a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money


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  • This worthy working girl craftily snares him and marries him - and then breaks down on their wedding night, unwomaned, so to speak, by the pathetic innocence of the ass, and confesses to a choice roll of her past doings, ending with the news that she is suffering from what the vice crusaders mellifluously denominate a "social disease."

    Prejudices : first series,

  • I was not quite so proud of my cleverness in simulating a working girl when one of them said:

    Ten Days in a Mad-House


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