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girlish

[ gur-lish ]
/ ˈgɜr lɪʃ /
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adjective
of, like, or befitting a girl or girlhood: girlish laughter.
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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 forms of girlish

girlishly, adverbgirlishness, noun
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