girlish

[ gur-lish ]
/ ˈgɜr lɪʃ /

adjective

of, like, or befitting a girl or girlhood: girlish laughter.

Origin of girlish

First recorded in 1555–65; girl + -ish1
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British Dictionary definitions for girlish

girlish

/ (ˈɡɜːlɪʃ) /

adjective

of or like a girl in looks, behaviour, innocence, etc
Derived Formsgirlishly, adverbgirlishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for girlish

girlish


adj.

1560s, from girl + -ish. Related: Girlishly; girlishness.

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