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English definition of “girl”

girl

noun     /ɡɜːl/ US  /ɡɝːl/
A1 [C] a female child or young woman, especially one still at school: Two girls showed us round the classrooms.Children and babies A1 [C] a daughter: We have two girls. My little girl is five.Children and babies [C usually plural] a woman worker, especially when seen as one of a group: shop/office girlsEmployees and colleagues the girls B1 [plural] a group of female friends: I'm going out with the girls tonight. The girls at work gave it to me.Men and womenKinds of menKinds of womenFriends, acquaintances and contemporaries
(Definition of girl noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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