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nounSouth African, US
1A young female acquaintance from one's own town or neighborhood, or from the same social background.
companion, boon companion, bosom friend, best friend, close friend, intimate, confidante, confidant, familiar, soul mate, alter ego, second self, shadow, playmate, playfellow, classmate, schoolmate, workmate, ally, comrade, associateView synonyms
- ‘New York being a territorial town, shouts out for ‘Brooklyn in the house’ bring a deafening response while more partisan sections cheer on favourites with a lusty roar of ‘Go homegirl!’’
- ‘Score instinctively grabbed his young homegirl's arm, and ducked behind the protective metals of the stolen black Cadillac.’
- ‘He said hello to my homegirl who was actually his sister and held out his hand for me to take.’
- ‘This little homegirl is a star in the making - she is reserved, business-like and seems wise beyond her years.’
- ‘It was actually before I began to record, when my homegirls and I were getting together and writing songs.’
- ‘She was once the toughest girls around and, according to her homegirls, she still was.’
- 1.1 (especially among urban black people) a female member of a peer group or gang.
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