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girlie

or girly

[gur-lee] /ˈgɜr li/
adjective, Informal.
1.
featuring nude or scantily clad young women:
a girlie show; girlie magazines.
noun
2.
Offensive. a term of address used for a girl or woman.
Origin of girlie
1940-1945
First recorded in 1940-45; girl + -ie
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Examples from the Web for girlie
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  • So perhaps the world will be a better place for girlie than it has been for me.

  • Not the two of us––but Laura, girlie, this is worth the game!

    The Coyote James Roberts
  • It's a ten-thousand stake, and I've had twenty on him—the balance—your balance, girlie.

    Garrison's Finish W. B. M. Ferguson
  • I'm beginning to think that there is a good deal to Jack, for all he's so girlie.

    We Ten

    Lyda Farrington Kraus
  • But—but you forget, girlie, that to-morrow you won't be here.

    The Story of Glass Sara Ware Bassett
  • His reg'lar openin' is "Hello, girlie, what you got on the event card for tonight?"

    Torchy and Vee Sewell Ford
  • I'm not sure about that being such a very small ideal, girlie!

    The Root of Evil

    Thomas Dixon
British Dictionary definitions for girlie

girlie

/ˈɡɜːlɪ/
noun
1.
a little girl
adjective
2.
displaying or featuring nude or scantily dressed women: a girlie magazine
3.
suited to or designed to appeal to young women: a girlie night out
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Word Origin and History for girlie
adj.

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

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

girlie

adjective

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

noun

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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