Part of speech: noun

The state or time of being a girl.

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Usage examples "girlhood":

  1. You have very different ideas from such as were taught in my girlhood concerning the duties of wives! - "Weighed and Wanting", George MacDonald.
  2. Her eyes had found again the wistful appeal of her girlhood, only now they carried something that was almost fear, as well. - "Miss Billy", Eleanor H. Porter.
  3. She was perhaps just too young when she met Lambert; she had not yet reached that dangerous threshold when girlhood looks from out obscure ignorance into the glaring knowledge of womanhood. - "The Nest of the Sparrowhawk", Baroness Orczy.