girly

[gur-lee]

girlie

or girl·y

[gur-lee]
adjective Informal.
  1. featuring nude or scantily clad young women: a girlie show; girlie magazines.
noun
  1. Offensive. a term of address used for a girl or woman.

Origin of girlie

First recorded in 1940–45; girl + -ie
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British Dictionary definitions for girliest

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 girliest

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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