shei·​la ˈshē-lə How to pronounce sheila (audio)
Australia and New Zealand
: a girl or young woman

Examples of sheila in a Sentence

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

Word History


probably from Sheila, female given name

First Known Use

circa 1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sheila was circa 1914

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Cite this Entry

“Sheila.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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