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or girl·y

adjective Informal.
  1. featuring nude or scantily clad young women: a girlie show; girlie magazines.
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  1. Offensive. a term of address used for a girl or woman.
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Origin of girlie

First recorded in 1940–45; girl + -ie
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Examples from the Web for girlie

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  • 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



  1. a little girl
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  1. displaying or featuring nude or scantily dressed womena girlie magazine
  2. suited to or designed to appeal to young womena girlie night out
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Word Origin and History for girlie


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

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