Definition of girlish in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡəːlɪʃ/


Of or characteristic of a girl: girlish giggles
More example sentences
  • As Greg got closer, he could hear girlish giggles coming from the spa area.
  • When a woman isn't into a guy or sees him as threatening, she'll hold back her girlish giggle, the researchers add.
  • Lance and Wayne barged in with obnoxiously loud voices and girlish giggles.
youthful, childlike, childish, immature;
coquettish, flirtatious, kittenish
informal girly, flirty



Pronunciation: /ˈɡəːlɪʃ(ə)li/
Example sentences
  • She sits, timidly and girlishly moving around on her chair constantly.
  • ‘All good things I hope,’ she giggled girlishly.
  • A bug scuttled across and she screamed girlishly.


Pronunciation: /ˈɡəːlɪʃnəs/
Example sentences
  • I really believe that a lot of guys picked up on that girlishness and found it extremely sexy in an unconscious way.
  • The slightly whiney girlishness that sometimes surfaced unintentionally has been replaced by a confident womanliness, and for the first time you are aware of her extraordinary sexual power.
  • We left him there, his head still spinning with thoughts of Minnie, and her delightful, exuberant girlishness.

Words that rhyme with girlish


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