girlfriend

noun
girl·​friend | \ ˈgər(-ə)l-ˌfrend How to pronounce girlfriend (audio) \

Definition of girlfriend

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

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Examples of girlfriend in a Sentence

My girlfriend and I have only been dating for a couple of months. She spends hours talking on the phone with her girlfriends.
Recent Examples on the Web His brother’s girlfriend was her roommate in Berkeley. Sam Whiting, SFChronicle.com, "Margy Wilkinson, Berkeley protester for 60 years, dies at home at 76," 12 July 2020 Watch the music video below, which also features Paisley's then-girlfriend and now-wife, Kimberly Williams. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Brad Paisley's "I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)" Was Originally Written for a School Concert," 10 July 2020 Andy Samberg plays Nyles, a goof of a fellow tagging along with his younger girlfriend Misty (Meredith Hagner) for a November wedding in the city of the title. Bill Goodykoontz, Detroit Free Press, "‘Palm Springs’ is perfect for pandemic viewing," 10 July 2020 Top fundraising official for the Trump campaign and girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr., Kimberly Guilfoyle, cancelled a string of Trump campaign fundraisers after testing positive for COVID-19 ahead of Mr. Trump's remarks at Mount Rushmore. Grace Segers, CBS News, "Tulsa health official says Trump rally "likely contributed" to spike in coronavirus cases," 9 July 2020 The eight-time Olympic gold medalist posted a series of images, complete with a lightning emoji, of his daughter, who was born in May, to celebrate his long-time girlfriend Kasi Bennett's birthday. NBC News, "Meet Olympia Lightning Bolt: Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt's baby daughter," 8 July 2020 Andy Samberg plays Nyles, a goof of a fellow tagging along with his younger girlfriend Misty (Meredith Hagner) for a November wedding in the city of the title. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, "Why Andy Samberg's new Hulu comedy 'Palm Springs' is perfect for pandemic viewing," 8 July 2020 In May, Ron Weasley actor Rupert Grint and girlfriend Georgia Groome welcomed a baby girl, and Jessie Cave, who played Lavender Brown, is currently pregnant with her third child. Ashley Boucher, PEOPLE.com, "Harry Potter Actor Devon Murray and Girlfriend Expecting First Child Together," 8 July 2020 Andrew had met Epstein through Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite and Epstein’s onetime girlfriend, who was arrested Thursday in New Hampshire and charged with luring multiple underage girls into Epstein’s orbit. Kenneth P. Vogel, BostonGlobe.com, "Prince Andrew sought Washington lobbyist to help with Epstein case," 5 July 2020

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First Known Use of girlfriend

1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of girlfriend was in 1859

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25 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Girlfriend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/girlfriend. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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girlfriend

noun
How to pronounce girlfriend (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of girlfriend

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

girlfriend

noun
girl·​friend | \ ˈgərl-ˌfrend How to pronounce girlfriend (audio) \

Kids Definition of girlfriend

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

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