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girl

girl

pronunciation:
guhrl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a female child or adolescent.
 
similar words:
female, lass, maid, maiden
definition 2: an intimate female friend; sweetheart.
synonyms:
girlfriend, sweetheart
similar words:
inamorata, lass
definition 3: (informal, sometimes offensive) a woman.
Patty and I and the rest of the girls are going out bowling tonight.
similar words:
female, lady, woman
Word History
Girl comes from an early English word that was used for a young person of either sex.