girl·​ie ˈgər-lē How to pronounce girlie (audio)
variants or girly
usually girlie : featuring scantily clothed women
girlie magazines
girlie show

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Example Sentences

She likes to wear girlie pink dresses.
Recent Examples on the Web Instead of going edgy, Michael Kors put the model in a super-girlie floral look from head to toe. Alex Apatoff, Peoplemag, 10 Sep. 2022 The clients had asked that the space not be too girlie, and the wallcovering, a holdover from the suite’s life as guest quarters, worked as a neutral background. Alison Van Houten, WSJ, 21 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of girlie was in 1857

Dictionary Entries Near girlie

Cite this Entry

“Girlie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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