home·​girl ˈhōm-ˌgərl How to pronounce homegirl (audio)
slang : a girl or woman from one's neighborhood, hometown, or region
broadly : a female friend
slang : a girl or woman who is a member of one's peer group
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 Viewers in Alabama, however, are likely to be focused on homegirl Jacks. Mary Colurso | McOlurso@al.com, al, 15 Mar. 2023 Harlem was the perfect addition to the rich homegirl genre, introducing us to a new set of unique and dynamic Black stories to see ourselves in. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, 3 Feb. 2023 She’s cultivated a massive media personality thanks in part to her forever-a-homegirl candor, often in unscripted moments caught by social media or shared herself. Los Angeles Times, 31 Dec. 2020 That tonal shift between chill homegirl and unapologetic is exactly the Lauren London I, and many other Black girls, fell in love with in the early aughts. Chelsea Sanders, refinery29.com, 2 July 2021 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of homegirl was in 1934

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Cite this Entry

“Homegirl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homegirl. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


: a girl or woman from one's neighborhood, hometown, or region
: a girl or woman who is a member of one's peer group
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