- 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
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Examples from the Web for girly
They make kick ass cocktails, they break up fights, they scoff at the idea of 'girly' drinks.
Guffey: As long as you're not ordering bourbon to be the opposite of girly.
Expect rhinestone realness from pop's current queen of all things shiny, girly, and extravagant.The Top 10 Summer Concert Tours
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It was a girly dinner with lots of flowers at the Beverly Hills Hotel.Meet Your New Sleeping Beauty: Elle Fanning on ‘Maleficent,’ Brangelina, and Summer Style
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Changing rooms supply fluffy white towels, body lotions, girly neon-pink hairbands, even hair straighteners.London’s Own Badass SoulCycle
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In the "Tube" railways girls of from sixteen to sixty—all girly—giggled hilariously at everything and anything and nothing.England
He'd made up his mind to tag a nice little mommer's boy, with a tow colored top and a girly voice.Torchy
He had roused to the fact that Charles was rather "girly," and he wanted him like other boys.A Little Girl in Old New York
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A woman at your time of life, and drawing near death's door, Should not play with the girly girls, and think she's en rapport.Echoes from the Sabine Farm
Roswell Martin Field and Eugene Field
- a little girl
- displaying or featuring nude or scantily dressed womena girlie magazine
- suited to or designed to appeal to young womena girlie night out
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Word Origin and History for girly
"meant to titillate men," 1942, from girl.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper