girl

girl
W1S1 [gə:l US gə:rl] n
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1¦(child)¦
2¦(daughter)¦
3¦(woman)¦
4 the girls
5¦(animal)¦
6 girl
7 (you) go, girl!
8¦(girlfriend)¦
9 my girl
10 factory girl/shop girl/office girl
11¦(servant)¦
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[Date: 1500-1600; Origin: gurle, girle 'child, young person' (13-15 centuries), of unknown origin]
1.) ¦(CHILD)¦
a female child
→↑boy
Both boys and girls can apply to join the choir.
little/small/young girl
I've known Mollie ever since I was a little girl.
five-year-old girl/girl of ten etc
The patient was a girl of twelve.
Girls! Please be quiet.
a teenage girl
2.) ¦(DAUGHTER)¦
a daughter
→↑boy
They have two girls and a boy.
sb's little girl
How old's your little girl (=somebody's young daughter) now?
Time for bed, girls!
3.) ¦(WOMAN)¦
a word meaning a woman, especially a young woman, which is considered offensive by some women
I'll invite some of the girls from the office.
Steve's married to a lovely Dutch girl.
4.) the girls informal
a group of women who are friends and often go out together
I'm going out with the girls tonight.
5.) ¦(ANIMAL)¦
used when speaking to a female animal, especially a dog, cat, or horse
→↑boy
Bring me the stick. Good girl!
6.) girl
AmE spoken informal used by a woman when she is speaking to another woman she knows well
Hey, girl. What's up?
7.) (you) go, girl!
AmE spoken informal used to encourage a girl or woman, or to say that you agree with what she is saying
8.) ¦(GIRLFRIEND)¦
old-fashioned a word for a woman who you are having a romantic relationship with
9.) my girl
old-fashioned used by an older person when speaking to a girl or woman who is younger than they are, or when they are annoyed
Just listen to me, my girl!
10.) factory girl/shop girl/office girl
old-fashioned a young woman who works in a factory, shop, office etc
11.) ¦(SERVANT)¦
old-fashioned a woman servant
→↑old girl

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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