homegirl

[ hohm-gurl ]
/ ˈhoʊmˌgɜrl /

noun Slang.

a girl or woman from the same locality as oneself.
a close female friend or fellow female gang member.

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Origin of homegirl

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35; home + girl
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