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Can "girly girl" be used as an adjective?

 
 
Reply Wed 9 Sep, 2020 07:11 am
Hi. I know what a "girly girl" is:

"Girly girl is a term for a girl or woman who chooses to dress and behave in a traditionally feminine style, such as wearing pink, using make-up, using perfume, dressing in skirts, dresses and blouses, and talking about relationships and other activities which are associated with the traditional gender role of a girl."

But can you use "girly girl" as an adjective, and would it be hyphenated before a noun?

Please help. Thank you.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Wed 9 Sep, 2020 07:26 am
@JGoldman10,
If you Google the terminology, you’ll have your answer.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 9 Sep, 2020 07:35 am
@Ragman,
I did that but I'm not an expert on linguistics. I posed the topic question in the Dictionary.com Forums.
Sturgis
 
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Reply Wed 9 Sep, 2020 12:55 pm
@JGoldman10,
Of course it can be an adjective. Whether it's hyphenated or not is your call.
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Thu 10 Sep, 2020 05:08 pm
Not with Shaq, for example.
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cherrie
 
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Reply Thu 10 Sep, 2020 05:46 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:



But can you use "girly girl" as an adjective, and would it be hyphenated before a noun?




'Girly' is the adjective, 'girl' is the noun. No hyphen.
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Thu 10 Sep, 2020 06:47 pm
@JGoldman10,
Yes,

You can have a girly-girl car. In this case "girly-girl" is an adjective.
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FreedomEyeLove
 
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Reply Thu 10 Sep, 2020 10:26 pm
it's an ear-worm

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