girl-child

noun
variants: or girl child

Definition of girl-child

plural girl-children or girl children
: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 AndersonWinesburg, Ohio1919
  • But then I … look at the sleeping girl-child in my arms, her small hand curled around one of my fingers …
  • —W. P. KinsellaShoeless Joe1982

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First Known Use of girl-child

circa 1755


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