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Definition of "girl" []

  • A female child. (noun)
  • A daughter: our youngest girl. (noun)
  • Often Offensive A woman, especially a young woman. (noun)
  • Informal A woman socializing in a group of women: a night out with the girls. (noun)
  • Informal Used as a familiar form of address to express support of or camaraderie with a woman. (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.

Use "girl" in a sentence
  • ""the Indiana girl," from the name of her pa's hotel, though it must be confessed that the sweet name of _girl_ seems sadly incongruous when applied to such a gigantic piece of humanity."
  • "She's not only the prettiest girl I've seen for many a year, but she's _the girl_. ""
  • "I want to say I'm the new "girl," but unless you are in the South where the term girl is used as commonly as "you" in some places, I think I'm past qualifying..."