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.
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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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24 May 2020

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“Girlfriend.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of girlfriend

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


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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