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land girl

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Definition of land girl in English:

noun

historical
(In the UK) a woman doing farm work, especially during the Second World War.
Example sentences
  • Joyce, 73, who was a land girl, met Bob, 71, who was a farm worker, at a dance at Howden in 1950.
  • And this is the first time, since she was orphaned at the age of 11, that Linda, 55, the daughter of a Southampton land girl, has held anything that belonged to her parents.
  • She was helped by Joss, nine, and Wanda Criswell, six, whose great grandmother served as a land girl and whose grandfather took part in the D Day landings of 1944.

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