girl–child

noun
variants: or

girl child

Definition of girl–child

plural

girl–children

or

girl children

  1. :  a young female child On the summer evening – Tom Hard took the girl child to the house of a relative where she had been invited to spend the night. — Sherwood Anderson, Winesburg, Ohio, 1919 But then I … look at the sleeping girl-child in my arms, her small hand curled around one of my fingers … — W. P. Kinsella, Shoeless Joe, 1982

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Circa 1755

First Known Use of girl–child

circa 1755


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