Pronunciation: (gûrl), [key]
1. a female child, from birth to full growth.
2. a young, immature woman, esp. formerly, an unmarried one.
3. a daughter: My wife and I have two girls.
4. Informal (sometimes offensive). a grown woman, esp. when referred to familiarly: She's having the girls over for bridge next week.
5. girlfriend; sweetheart.
6. Often Offensive.a female servant.
7. Usually Offensive.a female employee.
8. a female who is from or native to a given place: She's a Missouri girl.
9. girls, (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
a. a range of sizes from 7 to 14, for garments made for girls.
b. a garment in this size range.
c. the department or section of a store where these garments are sold.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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