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best girl

noun
1.
(archaic) one's sweetheart
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  • That is too bad, when I have lost my daughter, who was the best girl in the world!

    The Cid Campeador Antonio de Trueba
  • His best girl was the township champion looker, Luella Thickins.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • "You have given me the dearest and best girl on earth," he cried, seizing both her hands.

    Hilda Wade Grant Allen
  • Oh, if I ever get out of this bed I'll be the best girl in the world, to pay for this.

    Jack and Jill Louisa May Alcott
  • And me caught in a rock pile, with no cabin to shelter my best girl, and no hay up to feed my horses!

    North of Fifty-Three Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • “You are the best girl in the world, Jaqueline,” said Ricardo.

  • My best girl's gone over to New York—for three years she thinks.

  • You fool, he was only playing for his life and the life of his best girl.

    Hurricane Island H. B. Marriott Watson
  • I like her so much; I think she is—is, why is about the best girl in the whole school.

    Miss Ashton's New Pupil Mrs. S. S. Robbins
  • "I really think you are the best girl in the world, and one of the cleverest," he said.

Slang definitions & phrases for best girl

best girl

noun

One's best girlfriend or lover; sweetheart: Bring your best girl (1880s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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