working girl n.
1. (US, also working broad, ...chick, ...lady, ...woman) a prostitute [broad n.2 (2)/chick n.1 (3)].
|Georgie May 236: Might be a working-girl.|
|Sister of the Road (1975) 198: ‘Call Girls’ (Working girls who take pay for the pleasure they give and are subject to telephone calls by hotel keepers and others).|
|USA Confidential 163: She had a fine stable of working-girls who went to hotel rooms for fifty bucks a throw.|
|Who Live In Shadow (1960) 16: Where did he get that suit? Oh, from a working chick, you know, a working chick.|
|Goodbye to The Hill (1966) 155: I’m a working girl, love. Ten shillings to you.|
|‘Sl. of Watts’ in Current Sl. III:2 51: Working broad, n. A prostitute.|
|Black Players 40: male-female encounters In addition to hos, ladies, and bitches, women are also called working broads.|
|Collura (1978) 143: Collura recognized them immediately as ‘working chicks’ – call girls.|
|(con. WWII) Hollywoodland (1981) 78: Don’t be a palooka. Give a working girl a break.|
|Lily on the Dustbin 41: ‘Working women’ or ‘women in the trade’ (prostitutes) have a deep scorn for charity molls [...] because they delude themselves and are not prepared to admit they are just as ‘bad’ as a harlot.|
|in Sex Work (1988) 160: Norman knew a working girl named Linda.|
|Homeboy 7: Most working girls were like that, their noses open wider than their cunts.|
|Vinnie Got Blown Away 137: Shelley was a working girl up King’s Cross these days could earn a few.|
|Indep. on Sun. 30 Jan. 15: A £20,000 grant from the Memorial Fund will be used to pay the college fees of five ‘working girls’.|
|Chopper 4 107: Every now and then you will find a working girl who not only sits on a goldmine, but has a heart of gold as well.|
|Rubdown [ebook] A motley band of working ladies, nightclubbers and trannies congregated under an oak tree.|
|Thrill City [ebook] ‘Back on the game?‘ [...] ‘Stripping isn’t prostitution — not that there’s anything wrong with being a working lady’.|
|What It Was 44: A young working woman [...] stood outside a room in a sheer slip.(con. 1972)|
2. an effeminate male prostitute.
|Maledicta IX 144: The effeminate ones (working girls) may drop a hairpin in conversation or otherwise advertise availability; this is called posting flyers.|
|At Home on the Stroll 20: ‘Working girl’ (or boy).|