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Definition of the noun girlhood

What does girlhood mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: girlhoods

  1. the childhood of a girl
    • examples: Her standards for men are impossibly high, thanks to a girlhood rich in Disney, Cosmopolitan, and private school. | Mary spent her girlhood in seclusion.
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • synonyms of girlhood: maidenhood / maidhood
    • more generic word: childhood = the time of person's life when they are a child


  1. "Girlhood" is a 2014 French drama film directed by Céline Sciamma. It was screened as part of the Directors' Fortnight section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. The film was also screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. It won the TVE Another Look Award at the 62nd San Sebastián International Film Festival and the Special Jury Prize at the Philadelphia Film Festival. The film has also been nominated for the European Parliament Lux Prize.
  2. "Girlhood" is a 2002 documentary crime film directed by Liz Garbus.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Girlhood

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Google previewBeautiful Girlhood (2009)

by Mabel Hale

Girlhood is the opening flower of womanhood. It has charms all its own. The wonderful change from the child to the woman, the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Motherhood (2010)

by Andrea O'Reilly

Girlhood has historically been considered a transition period between childhood and womanhood (as the period preceding motherhood), ending around the time a young woman started menstruating and became able to bear children and get ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Feminist Literature (2015)

by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Driven torevisit a youngster's hardening to acallous, racist world, hooks validates girlhood fantasy as a necessary escape from untenabledomestic and socialconditions. Further Information hooks, bell.Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood.

Google previewWords, Lexemes, Concepts, Approaches to the Lexicon (1999)

Studies in Honour of Leonhard Lipka by Wolfgang Falkner, Hans-Jörg Schmid

This analysis is corroborated by the fact that the derivatives boyhood and girlhood, which denote the specific period in human life, are only recorded from the middle of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth century (see the first ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Synonymical Terms of the English Language (1850)

by James Rawson

Girlhood " Rossiter. Maidenhood " Rothermel. The Bride " Rossiter. The Mother " Rossiter. The Widow " Rossiter. Manhood, Designed " Rothermel. Old Age " Rothermel. The Shrouded Mirror, Designed " Rev. Dr. Morton. The literary contents ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Literature in Canada (2002)

by William H. New

Geniesh: An Indian Girlhood (1973) by Jane Willis (Cree) is another compelling autobiography of the same period, in which Willis was one of the first to expose the trauma of the residential school experience. The first novel written by a Native ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Holocaust Cinema (2012)

by Robert Charles Reimer, Carol J. Reimer

Den netzen entkommen appeared in 1967, and Ruth Kluge's Still Alive: A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered appeared as recently as 2003. These are but three of the many accounts by survivors of Nazi ...

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Scrabble value of G2I1R1L1H4O1O1D2

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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