home·​girl | \ ˈhōm-ˌgərl How to pronounce homegirl (audio) \

Definition of homegirl

1 slang : a girl or woman from one's neighborhood, hometown, or region broadly : a female friend
2 slang : a girl or woman who is a member of one's peer group
3 slang : an inner-city girl or woman

Examples of homegirl in a Sentence

She was happy to be back home with her homegirls.
Recent Examples on the Web Her around-the-way homegirl vibe and positive attitude are endearing. Danielle Young, Essence, "We See You Sis: Amber ‘Jstlbby’ Wagner Is The IG Best Friend We All Need," 3 Oct. 2019 Haven’t had an edible since that weekend at Jones Beach with your homegirls in ‘97? Keyaira Boone, Essence, "Watch Kelis Take Cannabis Cooking Higher On New Netflix Series," 8 Apr. 2020 Plus, if his intention was to clear his homegirl's name, Hall isn't actually doing her any favors by being nasty on the internet. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, "Todrick Hall Has Joined The Kim Kardashian & Taylor Swift Chat, But Did He Go Too Far?," 24 Mar. 2020 Vanessa is currently on step 3: flood your feed with thirst traps and homegirl is truly leaning in. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Vanessa Hudgens Posted Full Underboob on Instagram," 11 Mar. 2020 For a girl who has basically lived her entire life in captivity, homegirl has some pretty epic style. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Where to Buy Eleven's Best Outfits From "Stranger Things 3"," 17 July 2019 The photo currently has over 71.7 thousand likes on Instagram and honestly, homegirl deserves it. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Someone Painted Billie Eilish's Face Onto Their Lips Using Lipstick," 14 Aug. 2019 Then, homegirl showed up in a wedding dress and dropped my jaw to the floor. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Billie Eilish Legit Wore a Wedding Dress on the Cover of V Magazine," 19 Aug. 2019 The words of Sojourner Truth, and Alice Walker, and Zora Neale Hurston, and Audre Lorde, and Patricia Hill Collins, and Anna Julia Cooper, and Beyoncé and my homegirls are all sacred texts to me. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "Grown-Woman Theology," 2 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of homegirl

1934, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Homegirl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homegirl. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of homegirl

US slang
: a girl or woman from your own neighborhood or hometown
: a girl or woman who is one of your friends

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