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girl/ˈgɚl/noun
pluralgirls
girl
/ˈgɚl/
noun
pluralgirls
Learner's definition of GIRL  
[count] 
: a female child
   b  : daughter
[count] 
: a young woman
   b  : a usually young woman from a specified kind of place
informal 
the girls  : the female friends or work partners of a woman viewed as a group
   b  [count]  : a woman of any age — often used as a friendly way for one woman to address another woman
   c  [count]  : a woman or girl who does a particular job or activity
◊ The use of girl to refer to an adult woman is often considered offensive, especially when it is used this way by a man.
[count]informal + old-fashioned  : girlfriend

— girlhood

/ˈgɚlˌhʊd/noun,[noncount]

— girlish

/ˈgɚlɪʃ/adjective,[more girlish; most girlish]

— girlishly

adverb

— girlishness

noun,[noncount]
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