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schoolgirl

[skool-gurl] /ˈskulˌgɜrl/
noun
1.
a girl attending school.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; school1 + girl
Related forms
schoolgirlish, adjective
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  • There is something wincingly salacious about this bearded hippie and his schoolgirl mate.
  • The schoolgirl he meets and loves at first sight takes his ardor lightly and, as a result, he hastily marries his cousin.
  • The gang that couldn't be stopped by the local police or the feds met their downfall in the form of a nine-year-old schoolgirl.
British Dictionary definitions for schoolgirl

schoolboy

/ˈskuːlˌbɔɪ/
noun
1.
a child attending school Gender-neutral form pupil, schoolchild
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Word Origin and History for schoolgirl
n.

1777, from school (n.1) + girl. As an adjective from 1922.

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