Girlfriend

usgb/ˈɡɜːrlfrend/Volume
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Romantic RelationshipPlay
Use 'girlfriend' to describe someone you're dating or having a romantic relationship with, not just a friend. SlideHe's taking his girlfriend to the concert this Friday.
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Gender SpecificPlay
'Girlfriend' specifies the person is female, for a male partner, use 'boyfriend'. SlideMy sister said her girlfriend is a great cook.
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Not Only SexualPlay
'Girlfriend' can imply a serious or casual romantic relationship without emphasizing sexuality. SlideThey've been girlfriends for a couple of months now.