attagirl

[ at-uh-gurl ]
/ ˈæt əˌgɜrl /

interjection Informal.

(used as an enthusiastic expression of encouragement or approval to a girl, woman, or female animal.)

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DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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decorum

Origin of attagirl

First recorded in 1905–10; see origin at attaboy, girl
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