Meaning of “girlfriend” in the English Dictionary

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"girlfriend" in British English

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girlfriendnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɡɜːl.frend/ us /ˈɡɝːl.frend/

A2 a woman or girl who a person is having a romantic or sexual relationship with:

I've never met his girlfriend.

A2 the female friend of a woman:

Susan was going out to lunch with her girlfriends.

slang often humorous used, usually by a woman, when talking to a woman:

You'd better listen to me, girlfriend.

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(Definition of “girlfriend” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"girlfriend" in American English

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girlfriendnoun [ C ]

us /ˈɡɜrl·frend/

a woman with whom you have a romantic relationship, or a female friend:

I’ve never met his girlfriend.
Susan was going out to lunch with her girlfriends.

(Definition of “girlfriend” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)