- a girl or young woman.
Origin of sheila
special use of proper name
- a female given name, form of Celia.
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Examples from the Web for sheila
But our casting department—Georgianne Walken and Sheila Jaffe, suggested him.David Chase on Tony Soprano’s Fate, the State of TV, and Why He Couldn’t Finish ‘True Detective’
September 4, 2014
“Men, especially young men… they see something about me which is a nice feeling,” says Sheila.‘My Granny The Escort’: Meet 85-Year-Old Sheila Vogel-Coupe, Britain’s Oldest Prostitute
June 3, 2014
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas proclaimed this week that the Constitution is 400 years old.The Constitution Is 400 Years Old and More Pearls From Sheila Jackson Lee
March 13, 2014
It was inspired by the short story “Mermaid in a Jar” by writer Sheila Heti, who spoke with Simmons for Interview magazine.A Doll’s Life: Laurie Simmons Explores Kigurumi
March 10, 2014
It seems Sheila Heti has got to that point that successful authors can get to when they write about the place in which they live.Literary City: Sheila Heti’s Toronto
January 24, 2014
He seemed unaccountably to be more aware of Sheila than he was of Mary.
Sheila would probably be busy about the house or she might have work to do in the farmyard.
"I wondered were you comin'," Sheila said as he came up to her.
I couldn't help it, Sheila, and the worst of it was I didn't know what to say to you.
"But you'd want boys at the dancin' as well," Sheila interrupted.
C19: from the girl's name Sheila
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Word Origin and History for sheila
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