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Working girl   /wˈərkɪŋ gərl/   Listen
Working girl

A young woman who is employed.
A woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money.  Synonyms: bawd, cocotte, cyprian, fancy woman, harlot, lady of pleasure, prostitute, sporting lady, tart, whore, woman of the street.

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"Working girl" Quotes from Famous Books

... at tea-time—she seemed hurt a lot, and I began to feel sorry I'd laughed at the old man's joke, for she was really a good, hard-working girl, and you couldn't ...
— While the Billy Boils • Henry Lawson

... you only share the lot of many others. Mariette knows nothing of your wealth; so when I offered her enough to turn the head of any starved working girl, she accepted with delight. Her godmother, who is also half starved, has a natural inclination for the luxuries of this life, and as the absent ones are always in the ...
— A Cardinal Sin • Eugene Sue

... to the prosperity arising from their own increased wages or from the commercial success of their families. This quick adaptability is the great gift of the city child, his one reward for the hurried changing life which he has always led. The working girl has a distinct advantage in the task of transforming her whole family into the ways and connections of the prosperous when she works down town and becomes conversant with the manners and conditions of a cosmopolitan community. Therefore having lived in a Settlement twenty ...
— Twenty Years At Hull House • Jane Addams

... they looked at her as at a denizen of another sphere, hardly presuming even to be envious, so infinitely was she removed from their grey-hued life. As Claire met their eyes, an impulse seized her to stop and tell them that she was just a working girl like themselves, but convention being too strong to allow of such familiarities, she smiled instead, with such a frank and friendly acknowledgment of their admiration as brought a flash of pleasure to ...
— The Independence of Claire • Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

... Age? Manner of speaking? Courteous? Flippant? Well-bred? Slangy? Working girl? Visitor ...
— Public Speaking • Clarence Stratton

... brought up to believe the scantest necessities of respectable and civilized living. She saw this life from the inside now—as the comfortable classes never permit themselves to see it if they can avoid. She saw that to be a contented working girl, to look forward to the prospect of being a workingman's wife, a tenement housekeeper and mother, a woman must have been born to it—and born with little brains—must have been educated for it, and for nothing else. Etta was bitterly discontented; yet after ...
— Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise • David Graham Phillips

... out a character for Esther, in which she described her as an honest, hard-working girl. She paused at the word "reliable," and wrote instead, "I believe her to be at heart a thoroughly ...
— Esther Waters • George Moore

... good places to study human nature, for all classes use them. You see here the poor, pale working girl, whom toil and poverty are making prematurely old, and the blooming lady of fashion; the beggar and the millionaire; the honest laborer and the thief; the virtuous mother and her children, and the brazen courtezan and her poodle dog. You can tell them all by their appearance and aspect, for ...
— Lights and Shadows of New York Life - or, the Sights and Sensations of the Great City • James D. McCabe

... Doc. You've cert'nly been kind to me, a poor working girl. Just send the bill to Mr. Edestone. He is my ...
— L. P. M. - The End of the Great War • J. Stewart Barney

... of place that Duvall had expected to find—just the sort of place in which a working girl like Marcia Ford would live. Located in a very excellent neighborhood, surrounded by apartment buildings and houses of the best type, it still could afford to rent rooms at the moderate figure that one of her class could pay. He went up the front steps and ...
— The Film of Fear • Arnold Fredericks

Words linked to "Working girl" :   floozie, missy, floozy, call girl, fille, girl, ianfu, woman, white slave, street girl, adult female, comfort woman, camp follower, hustler, worker, demimondaine, hooker, streetwalker, miss, slattern, young lady, young woman

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