What does the word girl mean?

  • This seems, formerly, to have been an appellation common to both sexes. Many etymologists deduce the word from the Su. Goth. Karl, 'a man. It means a young female, ( L.) Filia, 'to love.' ( F.) Fille.

Usage examples for girl

  1. " To be sure she did, the bad girl. – Jimmy, Lucy, and All by Sophie May
  2. " I have told you that you must not think of me," replied the girl. – East of the Shadows by Mrs. Hubert Barclay
  3. " Yes," replied the girl. – Bohemians of the Latin Quarter by Henry Murger
  4. And the little girl cried. – A Book Without A Title by George Jean Nathan
  5. " If I can, I will," answered the girl. – The Heath Hover Mystery by Bertram Mitford

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