Girl-friend

girlfriend

[gurl-frend]
noun
1.
a frequent or favorite female companion; sweetheart.
2.
a female friend.
Also, girl friend.


Origin:
1855–60; girl + friend

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girlfriend (ˈɡɜːlˌfrɛnd)
 
n
1.  a female friend with whom a man or boy is romantically or sexually involved; sweetheart
2.  any female friend

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girlfriend
also girl-friend, 1892, from girl + friend.
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