Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A female child.
  • n. A daughter: our youngest girl.
  • n. Often Offensive A woman, especially a young woman.
  • n. Informal A woman socializing in a group of women: a night out with the girls.
  • n. Informal Used as a familiar form of address to express support of or camaraderie with a woman.
  • n. Informal A female sweetheart: cadets escorting their girls to the ball.
  • n. Offensive A female servant or employee.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A young female human; (in contrast to boy), a female child or young adult.
  • n. Any woman, regardless of her age. See usage notes.
  • n. A female servant; a maid. See usage notes.
  • n. A boy with girl-like qualities, especially squeamishness.
  • n. A term of endearment. See usage notes.
  • n. A girlfriend.
  • n. A daughter.
  • n. A roebuck two years old.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A young person of either sex; a child.
  • n. A female child, from birth to the age of puberty; a young maiden.
  • n. A female servant; a maidservant.
  • n. A roebuck two years old.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A young person of either sex; a child.
  • n. A female child; any young person of the female sex; a young unmarried woman.
  • n. In the language of the chase, a roebuck of two years old.
  • n. A maid-servant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a young woman
  • n. a female human offspring
  • n. a friendly informal reference to a grown woman
  • n. a youthful female person
  • n. a girl or young woman with whom a man is romantically involved

Etymologies

Middle English girle, child, girl.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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