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girlfriend

1. A female romantic partner. Have you met my girlfriend, Kelly? We've only been on two dates, so I wouldn't say she's my girlfriend or anything.
2. A female's female friend. Can be used as a term of address between females. I'm taking my daughter and a few of her girlfriends to a concert tonight. Hey, girlfriend! How are you?
3. slang A term of address used by a gay man for another gay man. Oh, girlfriend, no—you cannot choose that color of paint.

girlfriend

n. one’s female friend. (This sense in addition to the Standard English meaning that includes steady date, female lover, etc. A term of address primarily between females.) Look, girlfriend, you can’t let him treat you like that!
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I think behind every great man there's got to be a great woman, whether she's your wife, your girlfriend or not.
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We've enjoyed a problem-free relationship and my girlfriend and mum get on very well.
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