Definition of girlfriend in English:



  • 1A person's regular female companion with whom they have a romantic or sexual relationship:

    ‘he lives with his girlfriend’
    • ‘But then I find it hard to separate my love for my girlfriend from all the other kinds in my life.’
    • ‘The subject of boyfriends and girlfriends was discussed and he said the girl said she goes with different boys.’
    • ‘He says he thinks that he's falling in love with me and he wants me to be his girlfriend.’
    • ‘Men with partners put photos of their wives or girlfriends on their desks.’
    • ‘Two young bravos swear that their girlfriends love them with unshakable fidelity.’
    • ‘Many have wives, partners and girlfriends, the last thing we wanted was to cause embarrassment to them.’
    • ‘Has anybody ever told you it's bad form to talk about old girlfriends on a date?’
    • ‘Michael took drugs, but he had a good relationship with his girlfriend at the time.’
    • ‘Nick also told me Jake had a new girlfriend, whom he met while he was on some trip.’
    • ‘He was regarded as being happy in his career and had a steady girlfriend in Britain.’
    • ‘He told me he had dated many different girls and had lots of girlfriends.’
    • ‘I love showing my work to my girlfriend and my family and try to get them to walk past the cathedral.’
    • ‘When the two develop relationships with girlfriends, jealous tempers flare.’
    • ‘This is proved when he talks about Jess, his girlfriend, whom he met in a lift in Milan.’
    • ‘I had no girlfriends as a teenager, no friends at all really, because golf was my life.’
    • ‘He says he was aggressive to his family and to his girlfriend who terminated their relationship.’
    • ‘He could not feel his legs and had to be helped up by his girlfriend and a male friend.’
    • ‘I've probably had more boyfriends than girlfriends, but my relationships with women have lasted longer.’
    • ‘In past relationships my girlfriends used me for my money and to get publicity.’
    • ‘I'm lucky because I have had a few relationships but not as many girlfriends as you would probably think.’
    sweetheart, woman, girl, partner, significant other, lover, fiancée
    steady, date
    girlf, bird
    squeeze, patootie
    lady, lady friend, lady love, young lady, betrothed
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    1. 1.1 A woman's female friend:
      ‘she would rather go to the cinema with a girlfriend’
      • ‘I think it's high time you selected both your men friends and your girlfriends more carefully.’
      • ‘She constantly had to be surrounded by her girlfriends, guy friends, and me… all the time.’
      • ‘She was fairly tall, taller than her girlfriends, but not as tall as her guy friends.’
      • ‘I asked my girlfriends to find me a date, and they rattled off a list of potential blokes.’
      • ‘The mother is a demure Thai lady with many girlfriends, all of whom seem to visit at the same time.’
      • ‘She was standing with her girlfriends talking about girl things and she said goodbye to them and got in River's truck.’
      • ‘I especially like the last two in the top row, the girlfriends and the yearning girl.’
      • ‘They go on a few dates and she brags to her girlfriends about the great guy she has met.’
      • ‘Angela also has girlfriends and confidantes who advise her how to ensure that her loss of virginity is not discovered by her husband.’