Girlfriend - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡɜːrlfrend|  American pronunciation of the word girlfriend
Brit.  |ˈɡəːlfrɛnd|  British pronunciation of the word girlfriend

noun

- any female friend

Mary and her girlfriend organized the party

- a girl or young woman with whom a man is romantically involved(syn: girl)

his girlfriend kicked him out

Examples

My girlfriend and I have only been dating for a couple of months.

She spends hours talking on the phone with her girlfriends.

He's never had a girlfriend.

He lives in Chicago with his girlfriend.

I didn't have a steady girlfriend (=one you have a long relationship with).

She's out with one of her girlfriends.

Have you got a girlfriend?

A girl needs to talk to her girlfriends two, three, four times a day.

Mary and her girlfriend organized the party

He had sex with his girlfriend.

He sent a dozen red roses to his girlfriend on Valentine's Day.

...it was easy to divine his intention of asking his girlfriend to marry him...

...an innate inhibition made it difficult for him to tell his girlfriend what he was really feeling...

...the complaisance of his girlfriend is such that she meekly goes along with everything he says...

...only a clueless cur would tell his girlfriend that, yes, a certain outfit did make her look fat...

Word forms

noun
singular: girlfriend
plural: girlfriends
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