girl next door


: a wholesome young woman from a middle-class family
She's a big star now, but her fans still think of her as the girl next door.

Examples of girl next door in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Having just earned autonomy over her music and outward expression (see: the external shift from butter-blond good girl next door to two-toned provocateur with a topless album cover), Aguilera used this to her advantage, debuting a sultry alter-ego aptly named Xtina. Danielle Sinay, Glamour, 25 Oct. 2023 The buxom blonde bombshell represented the dynamic range a woman’s identity could span, from the saintly (wife, mother, girl next door) to the sinful (exotic dancer, calculating gold digger, tabloid-courting sensation). Courtney Howard, Variety, 15 May 2023 Meg Ryan, his former girlfriend, is radiant in his paintings of her, in a soft, unassuming way, more like the pretty girl next door who wanders over sometimes to hang out. Bob Guccione Jr, SPIN, 17 Feb. 2023

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“Girl next door.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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