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girl  (g?rl)
1. A female child.
2. A daughter: our youngest girl.
3. Often Offensive A woman, especially a young woman.
4. Informal
a. A woman socializing in 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.]

girlhood n.

girl  /grl/  n. 1 a female child 2 a daughter: They have two boys and a girl. -adj. girlish. girl

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