attagirl


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at·ta·girl

 (ăt′ə-gûrl′)
interj. Informal
Used to show encouragement or approval to a girl or woman: Attagirl! That was a great shot!

[Alteration of That's the girl!]

attagirl

(ˈætəɡɜːl)
sentence substitute
1. an expression of approval
2. an expression of exhortation
Translations

attagirl

[ˈætəgɜːl] EXCL (esp US) → ¡bravo!, ¡dale!

attagirl

interj (esp US inf) → gut gemacht!
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I would say she's got balls but attagirl, it's very brave.
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Regardless of its acceptability, I'll award you one, as well as an attagirl.