B-girl


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B-girl

(bē′gûrl′)
n.
A woman who is employed by a bar to encourage customers to spend money freely.

[b(ar) + girl.]

b-girl

 (bē′gûrl′)
n.
A woman or girl who engages in b-boying.

[b-, probably short for break (from the danceable breaks in funk recordings from which turntablists make breakbeat music to which b-boying is performed ) + girl.]
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B-girl

(ˈbiˌgɜrl)

n.
a woman employed by a bar to entertain customers and induce them to buy drinks.
[1935–40, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.B-girl - a woman employed by a bar to act as a companion to men customersB-girl - a woman employed by a bar to act as a companion to men customers
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
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The new approach took form in four teaching artists specifically selected for their ability to decolonize the classroom: hip-hop artist Quilan "Cue" Arnold, Bessie Award-winning formalist choreographer Beth Gill, b-girl Ephrat "Bounce" Asherie and choreographer Nia Love, who explores blackness and intersectionality in her work.
Every year thousands of talented youth from around the world fight for a chance to represent their country in the finals where 16 boys and 16 girls compete to be chosen the B-boy and B-girl champions.
(46) Although ploys such as the "B-girl racket" were forced into a temporary hiatus during prohibition, they bounced back quickly, and taverns regularly employed saloon waitresses "whose constant pleas of 'just one more little drink' cost many a customer his shirt." (47) These schemes flourished by the middle of the twentieth century "when hundreds of bars and night clubs [across the country] maintained salaried staffs of B-girls, who kept customers company at the bar and matched them drink-for-drink--in colored water, tea or soda pop, but at whiskey prices." (48)
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Today, an evolving and well connected B-Boy and B-Girl scene thrives around the world.