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[gurl-hoo d]
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  1. the state or time of being a girl.
  2. girls collectively: the nation's girlhood.
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Origin of girlhood

First recorded in 1775–85; girl + -hood
Related formspre·girl·hood, noun
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Related Words for girlhood

adolescence, minority, teens, boyhood, youth, maturity, life, juvenility, juvenescence, spring, greenness, potency, girlhood, springtime, youthfulness, pubescence, prime, puberty, ignorance, inexperience

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Contemporary Examples of girlhood

Historical Examples of girlhood

  • Hester Paine, as a young lady, fulfills the promise of her girlhood.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • Her girlhood had in it a certain dignity as of a virgin priestess or sibyl.


    Thomas Wentworth Higginson

  • The complacent sophistries of her girlhood no longer answered for truth.


    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • Because I will never cause you to blush for the history of your wife's girlhood.

    Henry Dunbar

    M. E. Braddon

  • It was a face of girlhood, almost mature—a face with wonderment on it now.

    The World Beyond

    Raymond King Cummings

British Dictionary definitions for girlhood


  1. the state or time of being a girl
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