or girl·y

[ gur-lee ]
/ ˈgɜr li /

adjective, girl·i·er, girl·i·est.

featuring nude or scantily clad young women: a girlie show;girlie magazines.
Usually Disparaging and Offensive. of, characteristic of, or befitting girls or young women; feminine in a traditional way: a girlie girl who likes everything sparkly and pink;high-pitched girlie voices.
Usually Disparaging and Offensive. (especially of a man) effeminate or timid.

noun, plural girl·ies.

Disparaging and Offensive. a term of address used for a girl or woman.
Older Use a girl, especially a young girl: cute little girlies.

Origin of girlie

First recorded in 1940–45; girl + -ie Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for girlie



/ (ˈɡɜːlɪ) /


a little girl


displaying or featuring nude or scantily dressed womena girlie magazine
suited to or designed to appeal to young womena girlie night out
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