A young 15-year-old female is an example of someone who would be considered a girl.
Your female child is an example of someone you would consider your girl.
A group of women having fun might be called going out with the girls.
Our youngest girl.
Stop being such a girl and punch back.
Your girl turned up on our doorstep.
Cadets escorting their girls to the ball.
Origin of girl
- Middle English girle child, girl of unknown origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English girle, gerle, gyrle (“young person of either sex”), of uncertain origin. Probably from Old English, from a diminutive form of Proto-Germanic *gurwijaz (compare Low German Gör, Göre (“child of either sex”), dialectal Norwegian gorre, dialectal Swedish garre, gurre (“small child”)), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰer- (“short”) (compare Old Irish gair (“short”), Ancient Greek χρεώ (chreō, “need, necessity”), χρήσθαι (chrēsthai, “to need”), Sanskrit ह्रस्व (hrasva, “short, small”)).
- From Mandarin Chinese 女宿 (Nǚxiù)