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Definition of "girlfriend" []

  • A favored female companion or sweetheart. (noun)
  • A female friend. (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 "girlfriend" in a sentence
  • "I mean, really: The second you tell your friends that your live-in girlfriend is a prostitute (20 years your junior) is the moment your friends need to stage an intervention."
  • "I've dated a woman for four years, and it comes a point in your life where you decide that the title girlfriend is not really appropriate, you know, and significant other, and all the words that we seem to have these days floating around."
  • "And if your girlfriend is anything like mine, she starts crying because she's so scared and she gets mad and storms out of the room and then you don't have sex for a week or so."