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 But Vera got her court order and soon Samantha was a schoolgirl in Pittsburgh, obsessed with baseball. Kevin Cullen,, "The education of an empathetic policy maker," 9 Jan. 2020 In 2024, Japan will introduce its new 5,000-yen bank note, featuring a portrait of a onetime Washington schoolgirl. John Kelly, Washington Post, "In 1871, Japan sent a 7-year-old schoolgirl to Washington to learn about America," 28 Mar. 2020 A few years ago, drivers on a quiet street in Adelaide, Australia, might have come across a lone schoolgirl strutting back and forth on wedge heels, testing out her own private runway. Elisa Lipsky-karasz, WSJ, "From a Refugee Camp to the Catwalk, a Top Model’s Unusual Path," 11 Feb. 2020 Two boys have become the youngest in Ireland's history to be convicted of murder after the killing of a schoolgirl. Elinor Aspegren, USA TODAY, "After girl's death, teen boys become youngest ever convicted of murder in Ireland's history," 20 June 2019 Two 14-year old boys have been found guilty in the murder of a schoolgirl in Ireland. Megan Marples And Erica Hernandez, CNN, "Quickly catch up on the day's news," 19 June 2019 And now, thanks to a brave schoolgirl, their near-ceaseless march has been momentarily halted. Charlie Peters, National Review, "The Wisdom of Children Brings Hope in Gender Policy Debate," 5 May 2020 Followup: Six years after their capture by Boko Haram rebels in Nigeria, a group of the schoolgirls had been studying in a college prep program. National Geographic, "THE BEST OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX," 27 Apr. 2020 The women are often forgotten, not unlike the more than 100 schoolgirls kidnapped from the village of Chibok who remain missing — nearly six years after their abduction caused such global alarm. Dionne Searcey, New York Times, "They Ordered Her to Be a Suicide Bomber. She Had Another Idea.," 13 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of schoolgirl

1678, in the meaning defined above

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“Schoolgirl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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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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