the childhood of a girl
Syn: ↑maidenhood, ↑maidhood
Derivationally related forms: ↑maid (for: ↑maidhood), ↑maiden (for: ↑maidenhood), ↑girl
Hypernyms: ↑childhood

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  • Girlhood — Girl hood, n. State or time of being a girl. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • girlhood — [gʉrl′hood΄] n. 1. the state or time of being a girl 2. girls collectively …   English World dictionary

  • girlhood — [[t]gɜ͟ː(r)lhʊd[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft poss N Girlhood is the period of a female person s life during which she is a girl. Even in her girlhood her friends had nicknamed her the immodest Violet ... Her girlhood dream had been to study painting …   English dictionary

  • girlhood — /gerrl hood/, n. 1. the state or time of being a girl. 2. girls collectively: the nation s girlhood. [1775 85; GIRL + HOOD] * * * …   Universalium

  • girlhood — girl•hood [[t]ˈgɜrl hʊd[/t]] n. 1) the state or time of being a girl 2) girls collectively: the nation s girlhood[/ex] • Etymology: 1775–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • girlhood — girl ► NOUN 1) a female child. 2) a young or relatively young woman. 3) a person s girlfriend. 4) dated a female servant. DERIVATIVES girlhood noun girlish adjective girlishly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • girlhood — noun see girl …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • girlhood — noun a) The state of being a girl. b) The childhood of a girl …   Wiktionary

  • girlhood — girl|hood [ˈgə:lhud US ˈgə:rl ] n [U] the period of her life when a woman is a girl →↑boyhood …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • girlhood — girl|hood [ gɜrl,hud ] noun uncount the period of time when a woman is a girl …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • girlhood — girl·hood || gÉœrlhÊŠd / gɜːl n. state of being a girl; period of time during which one is a girl …   English contemporary dictionary

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