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girl meaning

EN[ɡɜːl] [ɡɝl] [-ɜː(ɹ)l]
US
WGirl
  • A girl is a female human from birth through childhood and adolescence to attainment of adulthood when she becomes a woman. The term girl may also be used to mean a young woman, and is often used as a synonym for daughter.
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    Definition of girl in English Dictionary

  • NounPLgirls
    1. A young female human; (in contrast to boy), a female child or young adult.
      1. No matter how early I came down, I would find him on the veranda, smoking cigarettes, or [ …] . And at last I began to realize in my harassed soul that all elusion was futile, and to take such holidays as I could get, when he was off with a girl, in a spirit of thankfulness.
    2. Any woman, regardless of her age. (see usage notes).
      1. A female servant; a maid. (see usage notes).
        1. (uncommon) A queen (the playing card.).
          1. COL A term of endearment. (see usage notes).
            1. A girlfriend.
              1. I'm going to meet my girl over there. ‎
            2. A daughter.
              1. Your girl turned up on our doorstep. ‎
            3. (Britain, dialect) OBS A roebuck two years old.
              1. (US) SLA Cocaine, especially in powder form.
                1. A familiar way of addressing a female dog.
                  1. Go fetch the stick, Lassie! That's a good girl! ‎
              2. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • I get to know some other girls while waiting to use the bogs.
                  • She became known as the little girl who sat on the steps of the TB Block, darting inside whenever she saw authorities, then going back to await the return of her camp mother.
                  • That girl totally messed me up, man. I'm not sure who I am anymore.
                2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • As he swallowed the soup his heart warmed to this fool of a girl.
                  • He hopes to firm up his biceps a bit before meeting the girls.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
                Related Links:
                1. en girls
                2. en girlish
                3. en girlfriend
                4. en girly
                5. en girlfriends
                Source: Wiktionary
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                Grammatically, this word "girl" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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