girl etymology

English word girl comes from Middle English gyrle

Detailed word origin of girl

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
gyrle Middle English (enm)
girl English (eng) (transitive) To feminize or girlify. (UK, dialect, obsolete) A roebuck two years old.. (US, slang) Cocaine, especially in powder form.. (colloquial) A term of endearment. (see usage notes). (uncommon, card games) A queen (the playing card.). A female child, adolescent, or young woman; by extension, a young female animal. A female servant; a maid. (see usage notes). Any woman, regardless of [...]

Words with the same origin as girl

Descendants of gyrle
gal girlie girly schoolgirl