Definition of "girly" []

  • Variant of girlie. (adjective)
  • A little girl (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Displaying or featuring nude or scantily dressed women (adjective)
  • Suited to or designed to appeal to young women (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "girly" in a sentence
  • "This is no easy task—especially if you want to rate femininity without bringing in your own subjectivity or particular cultural connotations of what makes a name girly."
  • "Equally girly is Berber Soepboer and Michiel Schuurman's Color-in-Dress (2008), which presents a cotton dress printed with a mod-looking digital pattern alongside markers for hand-coloring the dress as you see fit."
  • "And I'm very glad to see she isn't being stuck in girly, comedic roles."