Valley girl


often capitalized G
: an adolescent girl from the San Fernando Valley
also : one whose values, mannerisms, and especially speech patterns resemble those of such a girl

Examples of Valley girl in a Sentence

He said I talk like a Valley girl. And I said, “Like, whatever!”.
Recent Examples on the Web But if kids like me inadvertently took on the Valley girl accent as a defense tactic, many have consciously chosen to shed it in adulthood. Clarissa Wei, Los Angeles Times, 25 Sep. 2023 Yet the Valley girl has always been an overly easy target—and one film, released shortly after the Zappa single, understood that. Soraya Roberts, The Atlantic, 22 June 2023 Naturally, Deutch would welcome another turn as the world’s last-remaining Valley girl. Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 July 2022 The show featured Goldberg taking on different characters, including a Valley girl, an old man and a young child. Elise Brisco, USA TODAY, 2 July 2022 Her Valley girl howl will stop you in your tracks, proclaiming friendship, revolution, and, yeah, lust. Debby Wolfinsohn,, 27 June 2022 Fennell and Corrin continued to riff on that theme, discussing brunch with juices and Botox providers all in dripping Valley girl voices. Annie Goldsmith, Town & Country, 22 Oct. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Valley girl was in 1982

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Cite this Entry

“Valley girl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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