booth bunny
(BOOTH n. A model hired to work in a company's booth during a trade show.

Example Citation:
Baskow & Associates, a local special-events and talent agency, has ridden the Comdex gravy train for 10 years. Owner Jaki Baskow has set up meetings and mounted booth shows for such giants as Lucent Technologies, Digital Equipment, and Texas Instruments. And she typically supplies up to 90 models — known in trade-show vernacular as ''booth bunnies" — to Comdex exhibitors, who pay up to $ 350 a day for top models.
—Andy Reinhardt, "Highbrows and Low-Rollers," Business Week, Nobember 9, 1998

Earliest Citation:
Several hundred of the world's leading authorities on gold are jamming the corridors of the Copley Place Marriott this week and you could cut the gloom with a knife. Keynote speaker David Williamson of Shearson Lehman likened the industry's mood to that of Great Britain during World War II and quoted Winston Churchill to illustrate his case. Booth bunnies, flashy video displays and tacky giveaways ("Register Here To Win a Free Ounce of Gold") notwithstanding, this is indeed gold's darkest hour.
—Alex Beam, "All that glitters...," The Boston Globe, May 31, 1989

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