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 My homegirl Erika suggested a Kundalini yoga and meditation retreat. Alicia Keys, USA TODAY, 12 May 2021 Fox Richardson’s many guises, from raucous homegirl to polite parole petitioner to saleslady with straightened hair and pearl necklace, suggests a bodacious Vivica Fox character. Armond White, National Review, 30 Dec. 2020 Her around-the-way homegirl vibe and positive attitude are endearing. Danielle Young, Essence, 3 Oct. 2019 Haven’t had an edible since that weekend at Jones Beach with your homegirls in ‘97? Keyaira Boone, Essence, 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, 24 Mar. 2020 Vanessa is currently on step 3: flood your feed with thirst traps and homegirl is truly leaning in. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, 11 Mar. 2020 For a girl who has basically lived her entire life in captivity, homegirl has some pretty epic style. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, 17 July 2019 The photo currently has over 71.7 thousand likes on Instagram and honestly, homegirl deserves it. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, 14 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of homegirl

1934, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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24 May 2021

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“Homegirl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homegirl. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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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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