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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 ​sexualrelationship with: I've never ​met his girlfriend.
A2 the ​femalefriend 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 ​betterlisten to me, girlfriend.

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  • Bill ​arrived at the ​party with his new girlfriend on his ​arm.
  • You've ​met Ben's new girlfriend, haven't you? What's she like?
  • Ever since his girlfriend ​left him he has ​feltnumb.
  • He gets really ​jealous if his girlfriend ​strikes up a ​friendship with another man.
  • His girlfriend's very ​young.
(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 ​romanticrelationship, or a ​femalefriend: 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)
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