a girl or woman who exemplifies traditional or old-fashioned norms of behavior, gender, and beauty, and is generally considered to be pleasant, unassuming, familiar, and uncontroversial (often used attributively): People still think of me as that goody-goody girl next door.The actresses, with their girl next door image, make audiences swoon with their big smiles and friendly eyes.
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How to use girl next door in a sentence
“They could be, amazingly enough, the girl next door,” Brenner said of victims of such killings.
By this time next week, Shailene Woodley will be bigger than the girl next door.
Erica is the foil to the unstable, decaying Beth—a kind, virtuous, smooth-skinned girl next door.Anna Kendrick: Queen Bee of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival | Marlow Stern | January 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
These are honors and acknowledgments not regularly bestowed on the “black girl next door.”
Kate is the girl next door, William is the guy anyone would be happy for their mother to meet.
There was a little girl next door who had a big doll and a cradle and a set of dishes, and we had tea together.A Little Girl in Old New York | Amanda Millie Douglas
“And incidentally rub off a little of our greenness,” said Molly, recalling the words of the girl next door.Molly Brown's Freshman Days | Nell Speed
Now, Bessie was the little girl next door, Mollie's own well-beloved playmate.A Big Temptation | L. T. Meade
The girl next door probably did because he had stayed there a few days when he came in.Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
In the meantime the girl next door had drawn in her feet and jumped down from the window.Two Little Women | Carolyn Wells