girlfriend

or girl friend

[ gurl-frend ]
/ ˈgɜrlˌfrɛnd /

noun

a frequent or favorite female companion; sweetheart.
a female friend.

Origin of girlfriend

First recorded in 1855–60; girl + friend
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British Dictionary definitions for girlfriend

girlfriend

/ (ˈɡɜːlˌfrɛnd) /

noun

a female friend with whom a man or boy is romantically or sexually involved; sweetheart
any female friend
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