› a female child or, more generally, a female of any age: Two little girls showed us around the kindergarten. The girls’ basketball team is undefeated. › Girl sometimes means daughter: We have two girls, a six-year-old and an eight-year-old. Note: Many adult women consider it offensive to be called girls by other people, esp. men, although this was common in the past, and they might still call themselves or their friends girls.