Definitions for girlgɜrl
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word girl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a female child, from birth to full growth.
a young, immature woman, esp., formerly, an unmarried one.
My wife and I have two girls.
Usu. Offensive. a grown woman.
Usu. Offensive. a female servant. a female employee.
a female who is from or native to a given place:
She's a Missouri girl.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Sexuality
girls, (used with a sing. or pl. v.) a range of sizes from 7 to 14, for garments made for girls. a garment in this size range.
* Usage: Many women today resent being called girls or the less formal gals . In business and professional offices, the girl or my girl in reference to one's secretary has decreased but not disappeared. Such terms as the girls for a group of women, girl or gal friday for a female assistant, and bachelor girl for an unmarried woman are frequently regarded as offensive. Working girl in the sense “a woman who works,” as well as girl in reference to one's maid or housekeeper, are increasingly considered offensive and are declining in use. See also lady, woman.
Origin of girl:
1250–1300; ME gurle, girle, gerle child, young person; cf. OE gyrela, gi(e)rela, item of dress, apparel (presumably worn by the young in late OE period, and hence used as a metonym)
girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman, fille(noun)
a young woman
"a young lady of 18"
female child, girl, little girl(noun)
a youthful female person
"the baby was a girl"; "the girls were just learning to ride a tricycle"
a female human offspring
"her daughter cared for her in her old age"
girlfriend, girl, lady friend(noun)
a girl or young woman with whom a man is romantically involved
"his girlfriend kicked him out"
a friendly informal reference to a grown woman
"Mrs. Smith was just one of the girls"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a female child
We have two girls and a boy.; a baby girl; when I was a little girl
a young woman
He's dating a new girl every week.
used by women to talk to or about other women
I'm going out with the girls this weekend.
A young female (in contrast to boy), usually a child or adolescent.
Amanda is a girl of 16.
Any woman, regardless of her age. See usage notes.
A female servant; a maid. See usage notes.
A boy with girl-like qualities, especially squeamishness.
Stop being such a girl and punch back.
A queen (the playing card.)
A term of endearment. See usage notes.
I'm going to meet my girl over there.
Your girl turned up on our doorstep.
a young person of either sex; a child
a female child, from birth to the age of puberty; a young maiden
a female servant; a maidservant
a roebuck two years old
A girl is any female human from birth through childhood and adolescence to attainment of adulthood when she becomes a woman. The term may also be used to mean a young woman. The word is also often used as a synonym for daughter.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'girl' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #643
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'girl' in Written Corpus Frequency: #553
Rank popularity for the word 'girl' in Nouns Frequency: #115
Translations for girl
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a female child
Her new baby is a girl.
- meninaPortuguese (BR)
- das MädchenGerman
- niña, chicaSpanish
- ילדה, בתHebrew
- djevojčica, djevojkaCroatian
- anak perempuanIndonesian
- stúlka, stelpaIcelandic
- 소녀, 계집아이Korean
- jente, pike, datterNorwegian
- kız (çocuğu)Turkish
- 女孩Chinese (Trad.)
- con gáiVietnamese
- 女孩子Chinese (Simp.)
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