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girlfriend

[gurl-frend] /ˈgɜrlˌfrɛnd/
noun
1.
a frequent or favorite female companion; sweetheart.
2.
a female friend.
Also, girl friend.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; girl + friend
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British Dictionary definitions for girl-friend

girlfriend

/ˈɡɜːlˌfrɛnd/
noun
1.
a female friend with whom a man or boy is romantically or sexually involved; sweetheart
2.
any female friend
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Word Origin and History for girl-friend

girlfriend

n.

also girl-friend, by 1863 as "a woman's female friend in youth," from girl + friend (n.). As a man's sweetheart, by 1922. She-friend was used 17c. in the same set of senses, of the mistress of a men and of a woman who is a close friend of another.

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Slang definitions & phrases for girl-friend

girlfriend

noun

A best girlfriend; also, a female lover: come here, girlfriend/ look, girlfriend, stay away from him


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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