or girl·y

[ gur-lee ]

adjective,girl·i·er, girl·i·est.
  1. featuring nude or scantily clad young women: a girlie show;girlie magazines.

  2. 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.

  1. Usually Disparaging and Offensive. (especially of a man) effeminate or timid.

noun,plural girl·ies.
  1. Disparaging and Offensive. a term of address used for a girl or woman.

  2. Older Use. a girl, especially a young girl: cute little girlies.

Origin of girlie

First recorded in 1940–45; girl + -ie

Words Nearby girlie Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use girlie in a sentence

  • Come along, girlie, directed the aunt, and she wound an arm over the shoulder that pressed up to her affectionately.

  • Hester, my blessed, blessed girlie, it is the most beautiful thing in the world!

    Those Dale Girls | Frank Weston Carruth
  • That's good, girlie; and now you must eat your luncheon and then lie down for a little rest before you go this afternoon.

    Marjorie's Busy Days | Carolyn Wells
  • The offer was graciousness itself, but it implied such a lack on girlie's part that she felt vaguely uncomfortable.

    The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor | Annie Fellows Johnston

British Dictionary definitions for girlie



/ (ˈɡɜːlɪ) /

  1. a little girl

  1. displaying or featuring nude or scantily dressed women: a girlie magazine

  2. suited to or designed to appeal to young women: a girlie night out

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