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[gurl-hoo d] /ˈgɜrl hʊd/
the state or time of being a girl.
girls collectively:
the nation's girlhood.
Origin of girlhood
1775-85; girl + -hood
Related forms
pregirlhood, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for girlhood
  • On one of her solitary girlhood walks, she once found herself accompanied by a lightning ball.
  • And flashbacks of the sisters' girlhood are seldom gracefully or pointedly worked into the narrative.
  • Barbie, the plastic princess of girlhood dreams has moved on to higher powers.
  • During the time he served as her guardian, he got a hint of her past, a secret she had kept from her girlhood.
  • Even though their bodies twitch with impatience when she tries to tell them stories of her girlhood.
  • It's almost as if she's allowing herself something of a second girlhood.
  • The culture of girlhood is becoming degraded and unhealthy.
British Dictionary definitions for girlhood


the state or time of being a girl
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