The word girl firstappeared during theMiddle Ages between 1250and ...More
The word girl firstappeared during theMiddle Ages between 1250and 1300 CE and came fromthe Anglo-Saxon wordsgerle (also spelled girleor gurle). TheAnglo-Saxon word gerelameaning dress or clothingitem also seems to havebeen used as a metonym insomesense.
Girl has meant anyyoung unmarried womansince about 1530. Itsfirst noted meaning forsweetheart is 1648. Theearliest known appearanceof girl-friend is in 1892and girl next door, meantas a teenaged female oryoung woman wi Less
The word girl first appeared during the Middle Ages between 1250 and 1300 CE and came from the Anglo-Saxon words gerle (also spelled girle or gurle). The Anglo-Saxon word gerela meaning dress or clothing item also seems to have been used as a metonym in some sense.
Girl has meant any young unmarried woman since about 1530. Its first noted meaning for sweetheart is 1648. The earliest known appearance of girl-friend is in 1892 and girl next door, meant as a teenaged female or young woman wi
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