school·​girl | \ ˈskül-ˌgər(-ə)l How to pronounce schoolgirl (audio) \

Definition of schoolgirl

: a girl attending school

Examples of schoolgirl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like goths or scene kids, egirls are immediately recognizable, perma-posing in a schoolgirl skirt and vibrant dyed hair, maybe topped with kitty ears. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, 2 June 2021 Having access to safe water and sanitation at home means women are free to earn extra income and girls are free to study or, as we were once told by a particularly confident schoolgirl, simply play. Matt Damon, Fortune, 27 Apr. 2021 Now the humble check has graduated from mere picnic print and British schoolgirl uniform and is patterning everything from patent leather Larroudé slides to pastel face masks. Chloe Malle, Vogue, 27 Apr. 2021 In January, a boar bit a pensioner in the leg — the day after another boar made off with a schoolgirl’s pink school bag. New York Times, 9 Apr. 2021 His schoolgirl-on-steroids striped grosgrain bows, embellished with golden bees and ornate centerpiece pins that drew attention a few seasons ago? New York Times, 24 Mar. 2021 One day in 2017, Tresniowski, having learned of this killing, wandered among the headstones in Brooklyn’s Holy Cross Cemetery, searching for the schoolgirl’s grave. Washington Post, 19 Mar. 2021 Malala Yousafzai was a schoolgirl in Pakistan when the Taliban took over her town. Martha Shade, CNN, 3 Mar. 2021 Its story line and mythology — an immature schoolgirl is blessed with super powers by a mysterious moon-worshiping cat — are completely bonkers, but the 200 episodes gradually progress to stunning climaxes. Star Tribune, 25 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of schoolgirl

1678, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of schoolgirl was in 1678

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5 Jun 2021

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“Schoolgirl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of schoolgirl

: a girl who goes to a school


school·​girl | \ ˈskül-ˌgərl How to pronounce schoolgirl (audio) \

Kids Definition of schoolgirl

: a girl who goes to school


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