Definition of schoolgirl in English:

schoolgirl

noun

  • 1A girl attending school.

    • ‘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 were sounds of joy in their voices, as they seemed to be giddy as young schoolgirls selling cookies.’
    • ‘If teachers were allowed to giggle like schoolgirls, Miss Cooper came very close.’
    • ‘Should schoolgirls or teachers be allowed to wear veils in public schools?’
    • ‘Like some poor little schoolgirl with a cute little crush, she lived off everything he said, and did.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘More Irish secondary schoolgirls drive to school than cycle.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Two schoolgirls who used their mobile telephones to call for help were also given civic awards.’
    • ‘When she was talking to Ryan she couldn't help but smile and get excited like a little giddy schoolgirl.’
    • ‘This past week of September has proven to be a very difficult one for young schoolgirls and their parents.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In addition, there is a high rate of pregnancy among schoolgirls, usually requiring that they leave school.’
    • ‘The story is one of passion, in this case between two adolescent schoolgirls, room-mates at an all-girl boarding school.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She felt giddy, all of a sudden, like a little schoolgirl with a crush.’
    • ‘They helped each other with their hair that Saturday afternoon, and almost felt like young schoolgirls going out on their first date.’
    • ‘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.’
    youngster, young one, little one, boy, girl
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    1. 1.1[as modifier] Characteristic of or associated with schoolgirls, especially in being elementary or immature.
      ‘schoolgirl French’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘There was no criminal intent in that schoolgirl case.’
      • ‘She clearly prefers Shackleton, having a rather irritating schoolgirl crush on him.’
      • ‘How did schoolgirl dress become a matter for the Law Lords?’
      • ‘This pathetic schoolgirl crush is entirely intellectual and virtual.’
      • ‘But both the style and content remain at the level of schoolgirl reportage.’
      • ‘Really I should have recognized I never really got over my schoolgirl crush.’
      • ‘The nymph had a black schoolgirl outfit on and also had wings.’
      • ‘A little voice inside of her screamed with schoolgirl excitement.’
      • ‘I would have, if I wasn't so close to collapsing into giggling schoolgirl hysterics.’
      • ‘There's very little novel about the phenomenon of the pop industry flirting with lesbianism and schoolgirl sexuality.’
      • ‘There was no time for foolish schoolgirl games.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘As a performer in the 1960s, she radiated a sturdy, schoolgirl charm.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Both of the schoolgirl characters are portrayed convincingly, the dialogue being sharp, punchy and humorous.’
      • ‘When we first came here I spoke schoolgirl French, but it was rusty.’

Pronunciation

schoolgirl

/ˈsko͞olˌɡərl/