or girl friend
- a frequent or favorite female companion; sweetheart.
- a female friend.
Origin of girlfriend
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Examples from the Web for girlfriend
The phone is apparently the one he took from his girlfriend after shooting her outside Baltimore and heading for New York.Exclusive: Inside a Cop-Killer’s Final Hours
December 31, 2014
Thus begins an episode of The Mindy Project centered around a guy trying to have butt sex with his girlfriend.Year of the Butt: How the Booty Changed the World in 2014
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A boy fighting with his girlfriend exclaimed, “What do you want me to do, kill myself?”A Million Ways to Die in Prison
December 8, 2014
First they labeled me the “girlfriend,” then I was the “cougar girlfriend.”Exclusive: Michael Phelps’s Intersex Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend, Taylor Lianne Chandler, Tells All
November 26, 2014
“There was great reception,” Drew jokes, adding that perhaps he and his girlfriend, a fellow workaholic, enable each other.How the Property Brothers Became Your Mom’s Favorite TV Stars
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What I found in the cave was the body of my first girlfriend.
You had sex with my girlfriend, in my house, while I was away, working.Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
One morning she had brought her daughter to the China department in order to select a wedding-present for a girlfriend.Mrs. Thompson
William Babington Maxwell
There was one, Cliff Boll, who could neither read nor write so he got several of us to write his letters to his girlfriend.The Biography of a Rabbit
Last time, he took me to the school yard and showed me you and your girlfriend.
- a female friend with whom a man or boy is romantically or sexually involved; sweetheart
- any female friend
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Word Origin and History for girlfriend
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