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1. Originally, a woman or young woman.
Quote: John L. Sullivan (Joel McCrea) and The Girl (Veronica Lake) disguised as a boy to accompnay him on his Sullivan's Travels (1941):
-- Sully: ' You look about as much like a boy as Mae West.'
-- The Girl: ' Allright, they'll think I'm your frail.'
2. Later, a prostitute; also known in England as a frail sister and frail sisterhood. See prostitute for synonyms.
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