Girl - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡɜːrl|  American pronunciation of the word girl
Brit.  |ɡɜːl|  British pronunciation of the word girl

noun

- a young female (syn: fille, miss, missy)
- a youthful female person

the baby was a girl
the girls were just learning to ride a tricycle

- a female human offspring (syn: daughter)
- a girl or young woman with whom a man is romantically involved(syn: girlfriend)

his girlfriend kicked him out

- a friendly informal reference to a grown woman

Mrs. Smith was just one of the girls

Examples

Is this your little girl?

A group of teenage girls

His parents hope he'll soon find a nice girl, settle down, and get married.

Wait till the girls back home hear about this!

Our boss thinks of herself as just one of the girls.

She went out dancing with the girls.

They just hired a new girl to do the filing.

We had a little girl.

But the thing is that she's my girl.

Both boys and girls can apply to join the choir.

I've known Mollie ever since I was a little girl.

The patient was a girl of twelve.

Girls! Please be quiet.

They have two girls and a boy.

How old's your little girl (=somebody's young daughter) now?

Word forms

noun
singular: girl
plural: girls
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