Deeper Dive: girl

girl girl [OE. girle, gerle, gurle, a girl (in sense 1): cf. LG. gör child.]

1. A young person of either sex; a child. [Obs.] Chaucer.

2. A female child, from birth to the age of puberty; a young maiden.

3. A female servant; a maidservant. [U. S.]

4. (Zoöl.) A roebuck two years old. [Prov. Eng.]

-- Webster's unabridged 1913

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