- 1A female child: girls go through puberty earlier than boysMore example sentences
- What then happens to efforts to increase female literacy and encourage girls to go to school?
- Schools were segregated and male teachers were replaced by females at girls ' schools.
- He and a female pedestrian comforted the girl at the roadside, and contacted the police.
- 1.1A person’s daughter: he was devoted to his little girlMore example sentences
- She has five grandchildren, her daughter's two girls and her son's three boys.
- They enjoyed a break away with their daughter Samantha and her twin girls Rebecca and Crystal.
- I have a lot of issues about my ex girlfriend and my little girl.
- 2A young or relatively young woman: I haven’t got the time to meet girlsMore example sentences
young woman, young lady, miss; Scottish lass, lassie; Irish colleen; French mademoiselle; Italian signorina; Spanish señorita; German Fräulein• derogatory • informal tart, piece, bit, mare, baggageAustralian/New Zealand • informal sheila• black English bitch, sisterBritish • informal , • dated JudyNorth American • dated frail• archaic wench, petticoat
- Because the Burman traditionally do not date, it is difficult for young boys and girls to meet.
- In years gone by a young man and a young girl would meet and like what they saw and would start to go out with each other.
- While sneaking out of work I met two young girls, around the ages fourteen and fifteen.
- 2.1 [with modifier] A young woman of a specified kind or having a specified job: a career girlMore example sentences
- He was such a nice lad at university, and there he was gleefully encouraging the undercover reporter girl to con the electorate.
- According to the police, he had been secretly baptized by a Gentile servant girl years before.
- Elijah put away his weapon and exchanged glances with the Prince and the young slave girl.
- 2.3A person’s girlfriend: his girl eloped with an accountantMore example sentences
girlfriend, sweetheart, woman, partner, lover, significant other, fiancée; Italian inamorata• informal steady, WAGs (wives and girlfriends)Irish • informal motBritish • informal boyf, girlfNorth American • informal squeeze, patootieAustralian • informal donaIndian • informal bibi• archaic leman
- The worst moment was when I rang up one day to take out my daughter and my girl refused to let me see her, because of the mess that I was in.
- Coachman Tom and his girl Nance were due to marry when she left him for another.
Middle English (denoting a child or young person of either sex): perhaps related to Low German gör 'child'.