Definition of girlfriend in English:


Syllabification: girl·friend
Pronunciation: /ˈgərlˌfrend


  • 1A regular female companion with whom a person has a romantic or sexual relationship: his girlfriend is Australian
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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, lover, partner, significant other, girl, woman; fiancée
    informal steady, (main) squeeze, boo, GF
    archaic leman
  • 1.1A woman’s female friend.
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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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