girl

noun
\ˈgər(-ə)l \

Definition of girl 

1a : a female child from birth to adulthood

b : daughter

c : a young unmarried woman

d sometimes offensive : a single or married woman of any age

2a : sweetheart

b often offensive : a female servant or employee

3 US, informal

a : a female friend I love going to a spa and dinner with my girls.— Karen Clifton

b used as a friendly way of addressing a woman or girl Hey girl, I like your taste in Christmas gifts.— Miranda CraceGirl, you need to give yourself some credit.— John Van Meter

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Other Words from girl

girlhood \ ˈgər(-​ə)l-​ˌhu̇d \ noun

Examples of girl in a Sentence

Is this your little girl? a group of teenage girls His parents hope he'll soon find a nice girl, settle down, and get married. Wait till the girls back home hear about this! Our boss thinks of herself as just one of the girls. She went out dancing with the girls. They just hired a new girl to do the filing.
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First Known Use of girl

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for girl

Middle English gurle, girle young person of either sex

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The first known use of girl was in the 14th century

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More Definitions for girl

girl

noun

English Language Learners Definition of girl

: a female child

: a young woman

: a usually young woman from a specified kind of place

girl

noun
\ˈgərl \

Kids Definition of girl

1 : a female child or young woman

2 : a female servant

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