taxi dancer

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taxi dancer

A woman employed to dance with patrons for a fee, as at a dance hall or nightclub.

[From the fact that the dancers are hired, like taxis, for a short period of time.]

tax′i danc`er

a person, usu. a woman, employed, as by a dance hall, to dance with patrons who pay a fee for each dance.
[1925–30; so called because such a dancer, like a taxi, is hired for the occasion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: dancer - a woman employed to dance with patrons who pay a fee for each dance
dancer, professional dancer, terpsichorean - a performer who dances professionally
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These clubs peddled dance music, cigarettes, and the services of an international range of taxi dancers to an elite Western clientele, including employees of the British American Tobacco Company.
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A newspaper ad in 1946 trumpeted 200 taxi dancers. At the door unescorted men purchased tickets to exchange for a spin around the floor with a dancer.