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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
1940-45; girl + -ie


[gur-lee] /ˈgɜr li/
adjective, noun, plural girlies.
1. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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Examples from the Web for girlies
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  • You see, girlies, everything we do—no matter what it is—is fraught with consequences.

    Highacres Jane Abbott
  • I should be quite satisfied if my girlies spoke as well as you do.

    More about Pixie Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • And what are you going to do with yourselves this afternoon, girlies?

    Hildegarde's Holiday Laura E. Richards
  • "I started the girlies off to eight o'clock service," she said capably.

    The Heart of Rachael Kathleen Norris
  • Now, girlies dear and laddies dear, what do I expect you to be at these meetings?

    Just William Richmal Crompton
  • O, no; little bits of girlies don't need it—do they, auntie?

  • "You will have to let me dye them black, girlies," she said.

    The Little Grey House Marion Ames Taggart
  • At 5.30 o'clock Mother comes to our room, saying, 'It is going to be a good hay day, girlies.

    The American Country Girl Martha Foote Crow
  • If I told you girlies of a family I ran across the other day, would you like to help make their Christmas a little merrier?

    Keineth Jane D. Abbott
  • Take them off now, girlies, said Mrs. Thurston, and get a pitcher of ice water.

British Dictionary definitions for girlies


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 girlies



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



"girl-like," 1866, from girl + -y (2). Girly-girly (adj.) is recorded from 1883; as a noun, from 1882.


"little girl," 1866, (1860 as girlie), from girl + -y (3).

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



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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