girldom

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

girl +‎ -dom

Noun[edit]

girldom (uncountable)

  1. The condition of being a girl; girlhood.
    • 2000, Noelle Howey, Ellen Jean Samuels, Out of the Ordinary
      [] I embodied the sugar-and-spice nursery-rhyme image of girldom. I had the long golden Heidi braids, a toy chest overflowing with Mattel paraphernalia []
  2. The world or sphere of girls.
    • 1871, Thomas Meehan (ed), Gardener's monthly and horticulturist‎
      If I were about to marry, I should try it; that is, if I were a student of girldom with a view to wedlock for in truth, I am a marrying man.