noun Etymology: Middle English gurle, girle young person of either sex Date: 14th century 1. a. a female child from birth to adulthood b. daughter c. a young unmarried woman d. sometimes offensive a single or married woman of any age 2. a. sweetheart b. sometimes offensive a female servant or employee • girlhood noun

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  • girl — [ gɶrl ] n. f. • 1910; mot angl. « fille, jeune fille » ♦ Jeune danseuse de music hall faisant partie d une troupe. Les girls et les boys d une revue. ● girl nom féminin (anglais girl, jeune fille) Danseuse d ensemble, dans les spectacles de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • GIRL — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. En anglais, girl signifie : une fille une danseuse de revue Sommaire 1 Cinéma et télévision …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • girl — c.1300, gyrle child (of either sex), of unknown origin; current scholarship [OED says] leans toward an unrecorded O.E. *gyrele, from P.Gmc. *gurwilon , dim. of *gurwjoz (apparently also represented by Low Ger. gære boy, girl, Norw. dial. gorre,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • girl — s.f. (Anglicism) Fată. ♦ Dansatoare din corpul de balet al unei reviste sau de music hall. [pron. görl. / < engl. girl]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 17.04.2005. Sursa: DN  PIN UP GIRL loc.s. Fată cu înfăţişare atrăgătoare care apare în fotografii …   Dicționar Român

  • Girl — «Girl» Canción de The Beatles Álbum Rubber Soul Publicación 3 de diciembre de 1965 Grabació …   Wikipedia Español

  • Girl — (англ.; рус. Девочка, девушка): «Girl» песня группы The Beatles с альбома Rubber Soul (1965). «Girl» песня и сингл группы Destiny’s Child с альбома Destiny Fulfilled (2004). Girl студийный альбом певицы Данни Миноуг (1997) …   Википедия

  • Girl — (g[ e]rl), n. [OE. girle, gerle, gurle, a girl (in sense 1): cf. LG. g[ o]r child.] [1913 Webster] 1. A young person of either sex; a child. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. A female child, from birth to the age of puberty; a young maiden. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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