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

  • adj. Variant of girlie.

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  • adj. Characteristic of a stereotypical girl, very effeminate, sweet
  • n. girl


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  • This is no easy task—especially if you want to rate femininity without bringing in your own subjectivity or particular cultural connotations of what makes a name girly.


  • Equally girly is Berber Soepboer and Michiel Schuurman's Color-in-Dress (2008), which presents a cotton dress printed with a mod-looking digital pattern alongside markers for hand-coloring the dress as you see fit.

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  • And I'm very glad to see she isn't being stuck in girly, comedic roles.

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  • I still hold out on the movies, the Disney books, and the merchandise, but she is firmly planted in girly land these days.

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  • Get more men into the classroom, stop those simpering head teachers from painting everything in girly pastels and stop the curriculum and exam system form discriminating against boys.

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  • My girly is from Australia and we looked into getting her AOL for a time because her net at home sucked worse then AOL (I swear it to be true).

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  • You used the phrase girly-girl a few times, I'm wondering what that entails in your mind. what's new online!

  • It was a time when our culture was making the transition to the over-masculinized culture of today -- where men are basically paranoid about doing or thinking anything that might be considered "girly" -- but we didn't realize it; we thought, as paranoid people still think today, that feminism and feminization was taking over the world and that we needed to fight back with all the bluster we could muster.

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  • thats so stupid they ripred that off of my fave webcomic...its called girly


  • Girls in my school who happily and consciously enjoy fashion, make-up, and the like, and who prefer to stick with girls, are termed girly girls.

    2008 March 02 « educating alice


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