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girlfriend

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noun girl·friend \ˈgər(-ə)l-ˌfrend\

Simple Definition of girlfriend

  • : a woman that someone is having a romantic or sexual relationship with

  • : a female friend

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of girlfriend

  1. 1 :  a female friend

  2. 2 :  a frequent or regular female companion in a romantic or sexual relationship

Examples of girlfriend in a sentence

  1. My girlfriend and I have only been dating for a couple of months.

  2. She spends hours talking on the phone with her girlfriends.



1859

First Known Use of girlfriend

1859


GIRLFRIEND Defined for Kids

girlfriend

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noun girl·friend \ˈgərl-ˌfrend\

Definition of girlfriend for Students

  1. 1 :  a female friend

  2. 2 :  a regular female companion of a boy or man





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