sheila

noun
shei·​la | \ˈshē-lə \

Definition of sheila 

Australia and New Zealand

: a girl or young woman

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Synonyms for sheila

Synonyms

filly, girl, lass, lassie, miss, missy, nymph

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Examples of sheila in a Sentence

two blonde sheilas were splashing in the water at Bondi Beach while their mother looked on

First Known Use of sheila

circa 1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sheila

probably from Sheila, female given name

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The first known use of sheila was circa 1914

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sheila

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sheila

: a girl or young woman

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