schoolgirl

[ skool-gurl ]
/ ˈskulˌgɜrl /

noun

a girl attending school.

Nearby words

  1. schoolcraft,
  2. schoolcraft, henry rowe,
  3. schooled,
  4. schooler,
  5. schoolfellow,
  6. schoolgirl complexion,
  7. schoolhouse,
  8. schoolie,
  9. schoolies week,
  10. schooling

Origin of schoolgirl

First recorded in 1770–80; school1 + girl

Related formsschool·girl·ish, adjective

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Word Origin and History for schoolgirl

schoolgirl

n.

1777, from school (n.1) + girl. As an adjective from 1922.

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