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A girl or woman whose birthday is being marked.
- ‘The children are encouraged to get involved with the show and the birthday girl or boy gets a magic wand, a certificate and a magic show badge.’
- ‘However, on a special occasion like this, a little heavily accented chat might have worked wonders on the birthday girl.’
- ‘As the birthday girl, I took first bite at the bait: a mix of seafood and steak or ‘surf and turf’ as the King's Staith restaurant called it.’
- ‘The full-colour result was very impressive and the birthday girl was very pleased with it.’
- ‘The birthday girl went for the rack of lamb.’
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