girlfriend

noun girl·friend \ ˈgər(-ə)l-ˌfrend \
Updated on: 17 Feb 2018

Definition of girlfriend

1 : a female friend
2 : a frequent or regular female companion in a romantic or sexual relationship

Examples of girlfriend in a Sentence

  1. My girlfriend and I have only been dating for a couple of months.

  2. She spends hours talking on the phone with her girlfriends.

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First Known Use of girlfriend

1859

girlfriend Synonyms


GIRLFRIEND Defined for English Language Learners

girlfriend

noun

Definition of girlfriend for English Language Learners

  • : a woman that someone is having a romantic or sexual relationship with

  • : a female friend


GIRLFRIEND Defined for Kids

girlfriend

noun girl·friend \ ˈgərl-ˌfrend \

Definition of girlfriend for Students

1 : a female friend
2 : a regular female companion of a boy or man


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