girlhood

[ gurl-hoo d ]
/ ˈgɜrl hʊd /

noun

the state or time of being a girl.
girls collectively: the nation's girlhood.

Origin of girlhood

First recorded in 1775–85; girl + -hood

Related forms

pre·girl·hood, noun
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girlhood

/ (ˈɡɜːlˌhʊd) /

noun

the state or time of being a girl
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