Definitions for girl next door

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word girl next door

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. girl next door(Noun)

    A regular, typical girl, as opposed to a superstar.

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Girl next door

    The girl next door is an archetype of a cute, kind, unassuming, and honest woman or girl, often in a romantic story. In narratives, she tends to represent the better choice over a flashier, more provocative or crueler woman. She has no concern for social status. The girl next door represents a distinct stereotype, as opposed to other female stereotypes such as the tomboy, the valley girl, the femme fatale, girly girl, or the slut. The male equivalent is the "boy next door". Both gender examples of the "Next Door" archetype are quintessentially addressed with Thornton Wilder's Our Town in the characters of Emily Webb and George Gibbs or in Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer series within the characters of Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher. During World War II, American propaganda often invoked her as the symbol of all things American. Songs on force request programs were not of Rosie the Riveter but of the girls who were waiting for soldiers. Many such songs were also popular at the home front. Themes of love, loneliness and separation were given more poignancy by the war.


Find a translation for the girl next door definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these girl next door definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"girl next door." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 1 Apr. 2015. < next door>.

Are we missing a good definition for girl next door? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for girl next door:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.