girlygirl

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girlygirl (plural girlygirls)

  1. A woman who behaves in a predominantly feminine manner (that is, who is not by any means a tomboy); a feminine woman.
    • 2009, Laura Lippman, Life Sentences, p. 284:
      The boys in her class, black and white alike, didn't see her as a girlygirl, while they clearly thought Donna and Tisha deserved that kind of attention.
    • 2005, David Mansour, From Abba to Zoom: a pop culture encyclopedia of the late 20th century, p. 315:
      Once upon a time—before the day of Gloria Steinem's feminist movement and Hillary Clinton's political correctness—a little girl could actually dream of growing up to become a sexist stereotype: an airline stewardess, a Playboy Bunny, a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader, or the ultimate girlygirl symbol—Miss America!
    • 2002, Mary D. Midkiff, She Flies Without Wings: How Horses Touch a Woman's Soul, p. 20:
      One thing I know, not a girlygirl, which would be stupid playing games talking teasing being tied to the junglegym.