attagirl

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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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and she's happy to give him a quick peck; Atta girl.
While she was sleeping - or more likely out shopping, atta girl - someone left Sandra Bullock a nice little surprise on the windscreen of her Jeep.