The English word Girl first appeared during the Middle Ages b/w 1250 and 1300 CE, and came from The Anglo-Saxon word ‘GERLE’. Tha Anglo-Saxon word ‘gerle’ meaning ‘dress and clothing item’ also seems to have been used as a metonym in some sense.

In 1387, The greatest poet of Middle Ages, ‘Geoffry Chaucer’, was the first known person to use the word ‘Girl’, except that it was spelt ‘GYRL’ in Old English language. Chaucer used ‘gyrl’ in The General Prologue to his famous ‘The Canterbury Tales’ in 1387.

A Girl is any female human from birth through childhood and adolescence to attainment of adulthood, when she becomes a Women. The term may be used to mean a young women.

A Girl is called “koor” in Kashmir. And the word ‘chober’ is an immoral word used by guys to describe a gorgeous girl using obscence language.

Another Word for Girl is;




School girl

Young women





  1. The genesis of word ‘girl’ is interesting. You have nicely brought out.
    Sorry, I had missed this post, but I read all posts of yours without fail, though I don’t comment. I’ll do now. Thanks 😊

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