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attagirl

An expression of encouragement, support, or approval toward a girl, woman, or female animal, used as a standalone interjection before or after a sentence. Largely presumed to be a corruption of the expression "that's the girl"; it is also sometimes spelled "atta girl." Attagirl! I knew you would ace your exam.
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Joy, of Cirencester, Gloucestershire, was joined in the Attagirls by older sister Yvonne MacDonald - who died in 2014, aged 93.
Joy, of Cirencester, Glos, was joined in the Attagirls by older sister Yvonne MacDonald - who died in 2014, aged 93.
The Attagirls were based in White Waltham, Berks, and were often sent out to fly new RAF and Royal Navy planes with little or no training - and access to only basic navigation tools.
But a handful of plucky women were also chosen to fly Spitfires - and these heroines became known as the Attagirls.