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Girl is used in two different ways.
It is used to refer to a female child.
It is also used to refer to a young woman up to the age of about 30.
You can refer to a girl up to the age of 10 as a little girl.
Many young women object to being referred to as girls. Instead they prefer to be referred to as women. In formal writing, the expression young woman is used, instead of 'girl'.
In American English, young people sometimes use female to talk about young women, tp avoid using woman or girl.
|Noun||1.||girl - a young woman; "a young lady of 18"|
belle - a young woman who is the most charming and beautiful of several rivals; "she was the belle of the ball"
bimbo - a young woman indulged by rich and powerful older men
chachka, tchotchke, tchotchkeleh, tsatske, tshatshke - (Yiddish) an attractive, unconventional woman
chit - a dismissive term for a girl who is immature or who lacks respect; "she was incensed that this chit of a girl should dare to make a fool of her in front of the class"; "she's a saucy chit"
colleen - an Irish girl
flapper - a young woman in the 1920s who flaunted her unconventional conduct and dress
gal - alliterative term for girl (or woman)
gamine - a girl of impish appeal
Gibson girl - the idealized American girl of the 1890s as pictured by C. D. Gibson
mill-girl - a girl who works in a mill
party girl - an attractive young woman hired to attend parties and entertain men
peri - a beautiful and graceful girl
ring girl - a young woman who holds up cards indicating the number of the next round at prize fights
rosebud - (a literary reference to) a pretty young girl
shop girl - a young female shop assistant
soubrette - a pert or flirtatious young girl
sweater girl - a girl with an attractive bust who wears tight sweaters
valley girl - a girl who grew up in the tract housing in the San Fernando Valley
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
working girl - a young woman who is employed
|2.||girl - a youthful female person; "the baby was a girl"; "the girls were just learning to ride a tricycle"|
Campfire Girl - a girl who is a member of Campfire Girls; for girls age 7-18
farm girl - a girl who has grown up on a farm
flower girl - a young girl who carries flowers in a (wedding) procession
moppet - a little girl (usually one you are fond of)
schoolgirl - a girl attending school
Scout - a Boy Scout or Girl Scout
|3.||girl - a female human offspring; "her daughter cared for her in her old age"|
female offspring - a child who is female
mother's daughter - a daughter who is favored by and similar to her mother
|4.||girl - a girl or young woman with whom a man is romantically involved; "his girlfriend kicked him out"|
lover - a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
|5.||girl - a friendly informal reference to a grown woman; "Mrs. Smith was just one of the girls"|
factory girl → obrera f
shop girl → dependienta f
old girl (Brit) [of school] → ex-alumna f, antigua alumna f (o.f.) (= elderly woman) → señora f, abuelita f
the old girl (Brit) (= wife) → la parienta; (= mother) → la vieja
now listen to me, my girl! → ¡escúchame, guapa!
a five-year-old girl → une petite fille de cinq ans, une fillette de cinq ans
a little girl → une petite fille, une fillette
a little English girl → une petite Anglaise
a baby girl → une petite fille, un bébé
a girls' school → une école de filles
a sixteen-year-old girl → une jeune fille de seize ans
an English girl → une jeune Anglaise
teenage girls → les adolescentes