or girl·y


adjective Informal.

featuring nude or scantily clad young women: a girlie show; girlie magazines.


Offensive. a term of address used for a girl or woman.

Origin of girlie

First recorded in 1940–45; girl + -ie Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for girlie

Contemporary Examples of girlie

Historical Examples of girlie

  • So perhaps the world will be a better place for Girlie than it has been for me.

  • Not the two of us––but Laura, girlie, this is worth the game!

    The Coyote

    James Roberts

  • It's a ten-thousand stake, and I've had twenty on him—the balance—your balance, girlie.

    Garrison's Finish

    W. B. M. Ferguson

  • I'm beginning to think that there is a good deal to Jack, for all he's so girlie.

    We Ten

    Lyda Farrington Kraus

  • But—but you forget, girlie, that to-morrow you won't be here.

    The Story of Glass

    Sara Ware Bassett

British Dictionary definitions for girlie




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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for girlie

"meant to titillate men," 1942, from girl.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper