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.

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Remember when Kylie Jenner first launched her famed Lip Kit and the internet couldn't believe homegirl would sell a lipstick and liner for $29? Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Kendall and Kylie Jenner Dropped an EPIC New Handbag Line at Walmart – And It's All Under $40," 2 Nov. 2018 This is the first time Selena has blessed a movie premiere with her presence since 2016 – and homegirl did not disappoint. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Selena Gomez Wore $21.5k Worth of Diamonds to Her First Movie Premiere in Two Years," 2 July 2018 Eight weeks ago, Kylie Jenner was walking around with an entire human inside of her and somehow homegirl has already gotten her pre-baby body back. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Kylie Jenner Flaunts Her Bare Stomach 7 Weeks After Giving Birth to Stormi," 26 Mar. 2018 So, get this: Six weeks before Donald Trump’s inauguration, Melania Trump’s longtime homegirl, and current senior adviser, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff started a company that received the largest payout from Trump’s inauguration committee. Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root, "#StayWoke: Donald Trump’s Inaugural Committee Paid $26,000,000 to Melania’s Homegirl," 16 Feb. 2018 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 While not all of her albums are immediate grabbers, homegirl isn't about to go nuclear and lay down an album of embarrassing grime tracks. J.r. Nelson, Chicago Reader, "Music / Pitchfork Day Two / Things I Love PJ Harvey played the set of a lifetime at Pitchfork," 16 July 2017

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First Known Use of homegirl

1934, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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