Definition of girlfriend in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡərlˌfrend/


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

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