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Definition of girl noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a female child a baby girl a little girl of six Hello, girls and boys! see also poster child
  2. 2[countable] a daughter Our youngest girl is in college.
  3. 3[countable] (sometimes offensive) a young woman Alex is not interested in girls yet. He married the girl next door.
  4. 4[countable] (usually in compounds) (old-fashioned) (offensive) a female worker an office girl
  5. 5[countable] (old-fashioned) a man's girlfriend He's taking his girl home to meet his parents.
  6. 6girls [plural] (used especially as a form of address by women) a woman's female friends I'm going out with the girls tonight. Good morning, girls!
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