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Definition for: girl

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A group of girls in Sri Lanka.

English

Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
wish gone times #334: girl during several either

Etymology

From Middle English gyrle (child of either sex), of unknown origin; possibly from Old English *gyrele < Proto-Germanic *gurwilon- (diminutive of *gurwjoz ) < PIE *ghwrgh- ; another possibility is from Old English gierela ('garment').

Pronunciation

  • ( UK ) IPA: /gɜːl/ , SAMPA: /g3:l/
  • ( US ) IPA: /gɝl/ , SAMPA: /g3`l/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(r)l

Noun

girl ( plural girls )

  1. A female child or female young person (in contrast to boy ).
  2. Any woman, regardless of her age.
  3. A female servant; a maid.

Usage notes

Translations

female child

  • Albanian: vajze
  • Afrikaans: meisie
  • Apache:
    • Chiricahua: ’it’éeké, jeekȩ́n
    • Jicarilla: ch’eekéé
    • Western Apache: at’eedn, at’een, it’eedn, it’een, it’éédn, it’één, na’ilín (-na’ilį’), it’ídé ("girls")
  • Arabic: بنت (bint) f .
  • Basque: neska
  • Breton: plac'h f . , plac'hed pl . ; note: after article in the singular, this is plac'h rather than blac'h
  • Catalan: noia f . , nena f . (little girl), xiqueta, al·lota f .
  • CJK Characters: 妞
  • Chinese: 女孩儿 (nǚháir), 女孩子 (nǚháizi), 姑娘, 女儿
  • Danish: pige c .
  • Czech: holka f . , děvče n . , dívka f .
  • Dutch: meisje n . , meid f . , meidje n . , griet f . , grietje n .
  • Esperanto: knabino
  • Faroese: genta f .
  • Finnish: tyttö
  • French: fille f . , jeune fille f .
  • Frisian: famke n .
  • German: Mädchen n .
  • Greek (Modern): κορίτσι (korítsi) n .
  • Greek (Ancient): κόρη (kórē) f .
  • Guarani: kuñataĩ, mitãkuña
  • Hausa: yarinya
  • Hebrew: בחורה (bakhura) f . , ילדה (yaldá) f .
  • Hindi: लड़की (ləṛki) f .
  • Hungarian: lány
  • Icelandic: stulka f .
  • Indonesian: anak perempuan
  • Interlingua: puera ( child )
  • Irish: cailín
  • Italian: bambina f . ( child ); ragazza f . ( adolescent )
  • Japanese: 女の子 (おんなのこ, onná-no-ko), 少女 (しょうじょ, shōjo)
  • Korean: 여자 (yeoja)
  • Latin: puella f .
  • Latvian: meitene f .
  • Luganda: omuwala
  • Marathi: मुल्गी
  • Navajo: at’ééd
  • Norwegian (bokmål): jente m . / f . , pike m .
  • Norwegian (nynorsk): jente f .
  • Novial: puera
  • Polish: dziewczyna f .
  • Portuguese: menina f . ( child ); moça f . , rapariga f . ( adolescent )
  • Punjabi: ਕੁੜੀ (kuṛī)
  • Romanian: fată f . , copilă f . ( child )
  • Russian: девочка (dévočka) f . , девушка (dévuška) f .
  • Scots Gaelic: caileag f . , nighean f . , rìbhinn f . (poetic)
  • Slovak: dievča n .
  • Slovene: dekle n .
  • Spanish: niña f . , muchacha f . , chica f .
  • Swedish: flicka c . , tjej c . , jänta c .
  • Telugu: బాలిక (bAlika), పిల్ల (pilla)
  • Tupinambá: kunhãta'ĩ ( child ); kunhãmuku ( adolescent )
  • Turan: qız
  • Welsh: bachgennes f . , geneth f .

woman

  • Hungarian: nő
  • Russian: девушка (dévuška) f .
  • Scots Gaelic: rìbhinn f . , nighean f . , maighdeann f .
  • Telugu: అమ్మాయి (ammAyi)

female servant

  • Hungarian: szolga, szolgálónő
  • Russian: слуга (slugá) m . , f .
  • Slovene: dekla f .

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Related terms

  • girlie
  • girlish
  • girly
  • girly girl / girlie girl

See also

  • miss

Other Translations for "girl"

Braille 6 Dot
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Sign Language Spelling
Morse Codegirl
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Pig Latinirlgay

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