schoolgirl

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Schoolgirls in Delhi, India

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school +‎ girl

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schoolgirl (plural schoolgirls)

  1. A girl attending school.
    • 1975, John Greaves, Dickens at Doughty Street (page 33)
      That he married the wrong sister (as is sometimes suggested) is scarcely a feasible explanation, for Mary was hardly more than a schoolgirl when Dickens first came into the Hogarth family.
    • 2006, Porter Shreve, Drives Like a Dream
      Jessica expected to find her mother in her office, talking to Norm. Lydia had been on the phone a lot lately, off whispering in a corner, like a schoolgirl with a secret crush.

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