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girlish

[gur-lish] /ˈgɜr lɪʃ/
adjective
1.
of, like, or befitting a girl or girlhood:
girlish laughter.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; girl + -ish1
Related forms
girlishly, adverb
girlishness, noun
ungirlish, adjective
ungirlishly, adverb
ungirlishness, noun
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  • There was however, a certain girlish quality to the character.
British Dictionary definitions for girlish

girlish

/ˈɡɜːlɪʃ/
adjective
1.
of or like a girl in looks, behaviour, innocence, etc
Derived Forms
girlishly, adverb
girlishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for girlish
adj.

1560s, from girl + -ish. Related: Girlishly; girlishness.

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