Definition of Girlish

1. Adjective. Befitting or characteristic of a young girl. "A dress too schoolgirlish for office wear"

Exact synonyms: Schoolgirlish
Similar to: Immature, Young
Derivative terms: Girlishness



Definition of Girlish

1. a. Like, or characteristic of, a girl; of or pertaining to girlhood; innocent; artless; immature; weak; as, girlish ways; girlish grief.

Definition of Girlish

1. Adjective. like a girl ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Girlish

1. of, pertaining to, or having the characteristics of a girl [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Girlish

girlfriends
girlhood
girlhoods
girlie
girlie girl
girlie girls
girlier
girlies
girliest
girlified
girlifies
girlify
girlifying
girlily
girliness
girlish (current term)
girlishly
girlishness
girlishnesses
girlless
girllike
girllovers
girlness
girlond
girlonds
girls
girls' room
girls Friday

Literary usage of Girlish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Book of Modern British Verse by William Stanley Braithwaite (1919)
"Richard Middleton 44 " Bid Adieu to girlish Days " BID adieu, adieu, adieu, ... Happy Love is come to woo Thee and woo thy girlish ways — The zone that doth ..."

2. An American Anthology, 1787-1900: Selections Illustrating the Editor's by Edmund Clarence Stedman (1900)
"Crossing a pasture slope that sunward by, I suddenly surprised beneath a tree A girlish creature who at sight of me Sprang up all wild with daintiest dismay ..."

3. Selections from the Writings of Walter Savage Landor by Walter Savage Landor (1856)
"I am representing my own sensations in times past: girlish sensations, which never were ... girlish ..."

4. Kate Beaumont by John William De Forest (1872)
"There was a little scream and rustle behind him ; it was the cry and the approach of girlish love. The next moment Kate, always a worshipper of her ..."

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