Definition of schoolgirl in English:

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schoolgirl

Pronunciation: /ˈsko͞olˌɡərl/

noun

1A girl attending school.
Example sentences
  • If you're not among the 1,000 English and French private schoolgirls who attend classes at Villa Maria, you're deemed a trespasser if you're found on the grounds.
  • Should schoolgirls or teachers be allowed to wear veils in public schools?
  • The story is one of passion, in this case between two adolescent schoolgirls, room-mates at an all-girl boarding school.
1.1 [as modifier] Characteristic of or associated with schoolgirls, especially in being elementary or immature: schoolgirl French
More example sentences
  • There was no criminal intent in that schoolgirl case.
  • But both the style and content remain at the level of schoolgirl reportage.
  • How did schoolgirl dress become a matter for the Law Lords?

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Syllabification: school·girl

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