sheila

[ shee-luh ]
/ ˈʃi lə /
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noun Australian Slang.

a girl or young woman.

Origin of sheila

special use of proper name

Definition for sheila (2 of 2)

Sheila

[ shee-luh ]
/ ˈʃi lə /

noun

a female given name, form of Celia.
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British Dictionary definitions for sheila

sheila

/ (ˈʃiːlə) /

noun

Australian and NZ old-fashioned an informal word for girl, woman

Word Origin for sheila

C19: from the girl's name Sheila
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Word Origin and History for sheila

Sheila


fem. proper name, Irish equivalent of Celia, shortened form of Cecilia, the fem. form of Cecil. A standard type of an Irish women's name since 1828; slang for "girlfriend, young woman" dates from 1839.

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