Definition of girlfriend in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡəːlfrɛnd/


1A person’s regular female companion with whom they have a romantic or sexual relationship: he lives with his girlfriend
More example sentences
  • 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
dated lady, lady friend, lady love, young lady, betrothed
archaic leman
1.1A woman’s female friend: she would rather go to the cinema with a girlfriend
More example sentences
  • 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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