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girly

[gur-lee] /ˈgɜr li/
adjective, noun, plural girlies.
1.

girlie

or girly

[gur-lee] /ˈgɜr li/
adjective, Informal.
1.
featuring nude or scantily clad young women:
a girlie show; girlie magazines.
noun
2.
Offensive. a term of address used for a girl or woman.
Origin of girlie
1940-1945
1940-45; girl + -ie
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  • He'd made up his mind to tag a nice little mommer's boy, with a tow colored top and a girly voice.

    Torchy Sewell Ford
  • In the "Tube" railways girls of from sixteen to sixty—all girly—giggled hilariously at everything and anything and nothing.

    England Frank Fox
  • He had roused to the fact that Charles was rather "girly," and he wanted him like other boys.

    A Little Girl in Old New York Amanda Millie Douglas
  • A woman at your time of life, and drawing near death's door, Should not play with the girly girls, and think she's en rapport.

    Echoes from the Sabine Farm Roswell Martin Field and Eugene Field
British Dictionary definitions for girly

girlie

/ˈɡɜːlɪ/
noun
1.
a little girl
adjective
2.
displaying or featuring nude or scantily dressed women: a girlie magazine
3.
suited to or designed to appeal to young women: a girlie night out
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Word Origin and History for girly
adj.

"girl-like," 1866, from girl + -y (2). Girly-girly (adj.) is recorded from 1883; as a noun, from 1882.

n.

"little girl," 1866, (1860 as girlie), from girl + -y (3).

girlie

adj.

"meant to titillate men," 1942, from girl.

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Slang definitions & phrases for girly

girlie

adjective

Featuring nude or otherwise sexually provocative women: To some extent, ''girlie'' magazines are information-getting (1950s+)

noun

A girl: this girlie and her mother (1860+)

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