noun \ˈgər(-ə)l\

: a female child

: a young woman

: a usually young woman from a specified kind of place

Full Definition of GIRL

a :  a female child from birth to adulthood
b :  daughter
c :  a young unmarried woman
d sometimes offensive :  a single or married woman of any age
a :  sweetheart
b sometimes offensive :  a female servant or employee
girl·hood \-ˌhd\ noun

Examples of GIRL

  1. Is this your little girl?
  2. a group of teenage girls
  3. His parents hope he'll soon find a nice girl, settle down, and get married.
  4. Wait till the girls back home hear about this!
  5. Our boss thinks of herself as just one of the girls.
  6. She went out dancing with the girls.
  7. They just hired a new girl to do the filing.

Origin of GIRL

Middle English gurle, girle young person of either sex
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to GIRL

damsel, demoiselle, maid, maiden, miss
GIRLHOOD Defined for Kids


noun \ˈgərl\

Definition of GIRL for Kids

:  a female child or young woman
:  a female servant
:  girlfriend 2


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