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[skool-gurl] /ˈskulˌgɜrl/
a girl attending school.
Origin of schoolgirl
1770-80; school1 + girl
Related forms
schoolgirlish, adjective Unabridged
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  • schoolgirl affairs can be right serious, as you of all others should know!

  • "schoolgirl sentimentality" Meg had called it, and so it was.

    Jan and Her Job L. Allen Harker
  • I was ashamed to tell him that I had never danced except with a schoolgirl, so I took his hand and started.

  • She was pretty when a baby and prettier still as a schoolgirl.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • In fact, he was something like that sum of all impossibilities, a schoolgirl's hero.

Word Origin and History for schoolgirl

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

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