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n. Chiefly British & Offensive
A woman or girl.
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[C19: from Arabic, literally: daughter]
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usage: This term is usually used with disparaging intent and perceived as insulting. It was in common use by British soldiers during World War I and II.— n.
Brit. Slang: Usually Disparaging and Offensive. (a term used to refer to a woman or girl).
[1850–55; < Arabic: girl]
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