Definition of girlfriend in English:


Line breaks: girl|friend
Pronunciation: /ˈgəːlfrɛnd


  • 1A person’s regular female companion with whom they have a romantic or sexual relationship: he lives with his girlfriend
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    • When the two develop relationships with girlfriends, jealous tempers flare.
    • I've probably had more boyfriends than girlfriends, but my relationships with women have lasted longer.
    • This is proved when he talks about Jess, his girlfriend, whom he met in a lift in Milan.
    sweetheart, woman, girl, partner, significant other, lover, fiancée; Italian inamorata
    informal steady, date, WAGs (wives and girlfriends)
    British informal girlf, bird
    Irish informal mot
    North American informal squeeze, patootie
    Australian informal dona
    Indian informal bibi
    archaic leman
  • 1.1A woman’s female friend: she would rather go to the cinema with a girlfriend
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    • I think it's high time you selected both your men friends and your girlfriends more carefully.
    • She constantly had to be surrounded by her girlfriends, guy friends, and me… all the time.
    • Angela also has girlfriends and confidantes who advise her how to ensure that her loss of virginity is not discovered by her husband.

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