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[gur-lee] /ˈgɜr li/
adjective, Informal.
featuring nude or scantily clad young women:
a girlie show; girlie magazines.
Offensive. a term of address used for a girl or woman.
Origin of girlie
First recorded in 1940-45; girl + -ie Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Say, girlie, I'm an infant at handling stock compared with you.

  • I'm not sure about that being such a very small ideal, girlie!

    The Root of Evil Thomas Dixon
  • Quick came the girlie's reply, "They had to leave The Company's service!"

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
  • "One little minute, girlie; one little minute," she said encouragingly.

    Nobody's Girl Hector Malot
  • Miss Burton drew me into her arms and kissed me impulsively: "Stick to that, girlie, and God bless you!"

    My Actor-Husband Anonymous
  • This—that you are a good, dear girlie—and that I love you, and if I live I shall ruin you.

    The Live Corpse Leo Tolstoy
  • My offer to give my name to the girlie, after due deliberation of Church and State, is accepted.

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
British Dictionary definitions for girlie


a little girl
displaying or featuring nude or scantily dressed women: a girlie magazine
suited to or designed to appeal to young women: a girlie night out
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for girlie

"meant to titillate men," 1942, from girl.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for girlie



Featuring nude or otherwise sexually provocative women: To some extent, ''girlie'' magazines are information-getting (1950s+)


A girl: this girlie and her mother (1860+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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