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attagirl

interjection at·ta·girl \ ¦a-tə-¦gərl \

Definition of attagirl

used to express encouragement, approval, or admiration to a woman or girl
  • They also wore ponytails out the backs of their hats and shouted “Attagirl!” every time a fielder made a nice stop in the dirt.
  • —Brian MacPhersonArizona Republic20 June 2006

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Origin and Etymology of attagirl

alteration of that's the girl (after1attaboy)


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attagirl

noun at·ta·girl \ ¦a-tə-¦gərl \

Definition of attagirl

plural attagirls
chiefly US, informal
:an expression of encouragement, approval, or admiration given to a woman or girl
  • I've had plenty of friends tell me they read these weekly updates and offer encouragement. I've also had lots of readers I don't know send attagirls or dieting suggestions by e-mail.
  • —Susan PierceChattanooga (Tennessee) Times Free Press13 May 2010

Origin and Etymology of attagirl

derivative of1attagirl


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