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sheila

1

[ shee-luh ]

noun

, Australian Slang.
  1. a girl or young woman.


Sheila

2

[ shee-luh ]

noun

  1. a female given name, form of Celia.

sheila

/ ˈʃiːlə /

noun

  1. old-fashioned.
    an informal word for girl woman


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Word History and Origins

Origin of sheila1

Special use of proper name
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Word History and Origins

Origin of sheila1

C19: from the girl's name Sheila
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Example Sentences

At times, it seems as though Sheila has begun to develop some empathy.

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Despite Bunny’s rightful mistrust, Sheila starts teaching classes in an attempt to replenish the Rubins’ savings.

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Five myths about exerciseBut “Physical” is, for better or for worse, built around Sheila and Danny’s marriage, a union between two egomaniacs whose fraying bond to each other is increasingly tenuous, but just enough to sustain a final bitter chapter.

In these voiceovers, Sheila is cruel, judgmental, unfair, and, in a way, more honest, even in the nastiness, than most TV characters—especially women—are ever allowed to be.

Her envy-inducing cheekbones frame her plastered smile to such effect that you believe they may actually shatter the glass ceiling that Byrne’s character, Sheila, is surging toward with her new business.

But our casting department—Georgianne Walken and Sheila Jaffe, suggested him.

“Men, especially young men… they see something about me which is a nice feeling,” says Sheila.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas proclaimed this week that the Constitution is 400 years old.

It was inspired by the short story “Mermaid in a Jar” by writer Sheila Heti, who spoke with Simmons for Interview magazine.

It seems Sheila Heti has got to that point that successful authors can get to when they write about the place in which they live.

Only Sheila Carmack seemed fascinated, as she sat a bit straighter in her chair and peered brightly across her drink.

The veneer was gone now; Sheila Carmack's eyes were vicious pools of hate, her mouth a grimace.

Mr. Chadwick seemed to know Mrs. Sheila; at any rate, he shook hands with her and called her by name.

I hadn't hung around while the boss was telling Mrs. Sheila and Maisie Ann good-by.

They've separated, you know—years ago, and Cousin Sheila has taken her mother's maiden name, Macrae.

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