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schoolgirl

[skool-gurl]
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noun
  1. a girl attending school.
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Origin of schoolgirl

First recorded in 1770–80; school1 + girl
Related formsschool·girl·ish, adjective
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Related Words for schoolgirl

boy, juvenile, adolescent, infant, youth, youngster, child, baby, girl, junior, teenager, daughter, lady, she, schoolgirl, lad, underage, schoolboy, damsel, mademoiselle

Examples from the Web for schoolgirl

Contemporary Examples of schoolgirl

Historical Examples of schoolgirl

  • "Schoolgirl sentimentality" Meg had called it, and so it was.

    Jan and Her Job

    L. Allen Harker

  • She was in love with him for a week, in love like a schoolgirl.

    Therese Raquin

    Emile Zola

  • She was pretty when a baby and prettier still as a schoolgirl.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • "You talk to me as though I were a schoolgirl," she retorted.

    The Grell Mystery

    Frank Froest

  • Captain Godwin blushed through his coat of tan like a schoolgirl.


Word Origin and History for schoolgirl

n.

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

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