Definition of schoolgirl in English:

schoolgirl

noun

  • 1A girl attending school.

    • ‘For weeks, our news was dominated by scenes of young schoolgirls being subjected to horrendous abuse as they tried to make their way to school.’
    • ‘More Irish secondary schoolgirls drive to school than cycle.’
    • ‘Hosted by a crazed Japanese comedian and judged by a crack team of genuine Japanese schoolgirls, all of the show, save the sketches, is performed in Japanese.’
    • ‘If you're not among the 1,000 English and French private schoolgirls who attend classes at Villa Maria, you're deemed a trespasser if you're found on the grounds.’
    • ‘Like some poor little schoolgirl with a cute little crush, she lived off everything he said, and did.’
    • ‘If teachers were allowed to giggle like schoolgirls, Miss Cooper came very close.’
    • ‘Even in the early part of this century it was suggested that allowing schoolgirls to play hockey would impair their ability to breastfeed in later life.’
    • ‘There were sounds of joy in their voices, as they seemed to be giddy as young schoolgirls selling cookies.’
    • ‘The report draws attention to the drug prevention schemes in Austria, Germany, and Sweden directed at very young women and schoolgirls to prevent them from picking up the habit from older boyfriends.’
    • ‘There was no evidence that persons in the public area were ever offended, nor that the public area was frequented by gentle old ladies or convent schoolgirls.’
    • ‘In addition, there is a high rate of pregnancy among schoolgirls, usually requiring that they leave school.’
    • ‘Two schoolgirls who used their mobile telephones to call for help were also given civic awards.’
    • ‘This past week of September has proven to be a very difficult one for young schoolgirls and their parents.’
    • ‘They helped each other with their hair that Saturday afternoon, and almost felt like young schoolgirls going out on their first date.’
    • ‘Should schoolgirls or teachers be allowed to wear veils in public schools?’
    • ‘She's arguably Japan's biggest and most beloved pop star of this millennium, an industry standard that inspires messianic devotion from schoolgirls and salarymen alike.’
    • ‘The story is one of passion, in this case between two adolescent schoolgirls, room-mates at an all-girl boarding school.’
    • ‘She felt giddy, all of a sudden, like a little schoolgirl with a crush.’
    • ‘When she was talking to Ryan she couldn't help but smile and get excited like a little giddy schoolgirl.’
    youngster, young one, little one, boy, girl
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    1. 1.1as modifier Characteristic of or associated with schoolgirls.
      ‘schoolgirl French’
      • ‘Who knows if what I'm feeling for you is some schoolgirl crush or a real thing and that's something I have to figure out for myself.’
      • ‘She clearly prefers Shackleton, having a rather irritating schoolgirl crush on him.’
      • ‘When we first came here I spoke schoolgirl French, but it was rusty.’
      • ‘I'm a 39-year-old happily married woman with a great big, stupid, inappropriate schoolgirl crush on a single guy who works for my company.’
      • ‘This pathetic schoolgirl crush is entirely intellectual and virtual.’
      • ‘There's very little novel about the phenomenon of the pop industry flirting with lesbianism and schoolgirl sexuality.’
      • ‘I would have, if I wasn't so close to collapsing into giggling schoolgirl hysterics.’
      • ‘Batwings, schoolgirl ties, frizzy hair, layered lipgloss, bleached barnets and ruffled skirts are just a few of the 80s disco elements which cropped up on this season's catwalks.’
      • ‘Both of the schoolgirl characters are portrayed convincingly, the dialogue being sharp, punchy and humorous.’
      • ‘I opened my eyes and found myself staring at a pair of legs in knee high boots, fishnet red stockings, and a red and white schoolgirl skirt.’
      • ‘How did schoolgirl dress become a matter for the Law Lords?’
      • ‘There was no criminal intent in that schoolgirl case.’
      • ‘A little voice inside of her screamed with schoolgirl excitement.’
      • ‘No saucer eyes, robots or schoolgirl outfits can be found.’
      • ‘By treating the kids as adults and giving respect, he begins to get it back in turn, along with at least one schoolgirl crush.’
      • ‘The nymph had a black schoolgirl outfit on and also had wings.’
      • ‘Really I should have recognized I never really got over my schoolgirl crush.’
      • ‘There was no time for foolish schoolgirl games.’
      • ‘As a performer in the 1960s, she radiated a sturdy, schoolgirl charm.’
      • ‘But both the style and content remain at the level of schoolgirl reportage.’

Pronunciation

schoolgirl

/ˈskuːlɡəːl/