One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A girl who lives at home but attends a school where other pupils board.
- ‘One is a boarding scholarship and the other is for a day girl.’
- ‘They now have accommodation for 40 boarders and nine day girls.’
- ‘I much prefer boarding to being a day girl, though I miss the way you can go home and watch TV in your own time.’
- ‘Sophie became a day girl at the £1400-a-term Kent College for Girls in Pembury, where she also enjoyed riding, ballet and amateur dramatics.’
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