What is another word for girlish?

129 synonyms found


[ ɡˈɜːlɪʃ], [ ɡˈɜːlɪʃ], [ ɡ_ˈɜː_l_ɪ_ʃ]

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How to use "Girlish" in context?

The descriptor "girlish" has been used to describe a woman, typically one below the legal age of adulthood, who is seen as immature and unworldly in comparison to her male counterparts. The word dates back to the 1500s and derives from the Old French word "girle," meaning "girl." The term was popularized in the early 20th century by American author Laura Ingalls Wilder in her book "The Little House on the Prairie." Today, "girlish" is mainly used to describe females who exhibit childlike characteristics, such as innocence, naïvete, and an affinity for plastic toys and other childish interests.

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