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1. A female child.
2. A daughter: our youngest girl.
3. Often Offensive A woman.
a. A woman socializing with a group of women: a night out with the girls.
b. Used as a familiar form of address to express support of or camaraderie with a woman.
5. Informal A female sweetheart: cadets escorting their girls to the ball.
6. Offensive A female servant or employee.
[Middle English girle, child, girl, of unknown origin.]
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the state or time of being a girl
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1. the state or time of being a girl.
2. girls collectively: the nation's girlhood.
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Girlery, Girlhoodgirls collectively, 1805.
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girlhood[ˈgɜːlˌhud] n → giovinezza
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