girl

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noun \ˈgər(-ə)l\

Definition of girl

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 a :  sweetheart b sometimes offensive :  a female servant or employee

girlhood

play \-ˌhu̇d\ noun

Examples of girl in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of girl

Middle English gurle, girle young person of either sex


First Known Use: 14th century



GIRL Defined for English Language Learners

girl

play
noun \ˈgər(-ə)l\

Definition of girl for English Language Learners

  • : a female child

  • : a young woman

  • : a usually young woman from a specified kind of place


GIRL Defined for Kids

girl

play
noun \ˈgərl\

Definition of girl for Students

  1. 1 :  a female child or young woman

  2. 2 :  a female servant

  3. 3 :  girlfriend 2



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