girlie

or girl·y

[gur-lee]
noun
  1. Offensive. a term of address used for a girl or woman.

Origin of girlie

First recorded in 1940–45; girl + -ie

girly

[gur-lee]
adjective, noun, plural girl·ies.
  1. girlie.
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Examples from the Web for girlies

Historical Examples of girlies

  • You see, girlies, everything we do—no matter what it is—is fraught with consequences.

    Highacres

    Jane Abbott

  • And what are you going to do with yourselves this afternoon, girlies?

    Hildegarde's Holiday

    Laura E. Richards

  • I should be quite satisfied if my girlies spoke as well as you do.

    More about Pixie

    Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

  • "I started the girlies off to eight o'clock service," she said capably.

    The Heart of Rachael

    Kathleen Norris

  • "You will have to let me dye them black, girlies," she said.

    The Little Grey House

    Marion Ames Taggart


British Dictionary definitions for girlies

girlie

girly

noun
  1. a little girl
adjective
  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 girlies

girlie

adj.

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

girly

adj.

"girl-like," 1866, from girl + -y (2). Girly-girly (adj.) is recorded from 1883; as a noun, from 1882.

girly

n.

"little girl," 1866, (1860 as girlie), from girl + -y (3).

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