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I am not afraid of much. I kill all the spiders in my house, and I'm planning to go skydiving. I am into girl power, and I'm very self-sufficient.
Elizabeth Banks

Meaning of "girl power" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GIRL POWER

girl power  [ɡɜːl ˈpaʊə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIRL POWER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Girl power is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GIRL POWER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Girl power

The phrase "girl power", as a term of empowerment, expressed a cultural phenomenon of the 1990s and early 2000s. It is also linked to third-wave feminism. The term was made popular by the Spice Girls in the mid-to-late 1990s.

Definition of girl power in the English dictionary

The definition of girl power in the dictionary is an assertiveness and self-confidence shown by girls and young women.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GIRL POWER


brainpower
ˈbreɪnˌpaʊə
candlepower
ˈkændəlˌpaʊə
disempower
ˌdɪsɪmˈpaʊə
empower
ɪmˈpaʊə
firepower
ˈfaɪəpaʊə
horsepower
ˈhɔːsˌpaʊə
hydropower
ˈhaɪdrəʊˌpaʊə
hyperpower
ˈhaɪpəˌpaʊə
impower
ɪmˈpaʊə
manpower
ˈmænˌpaʊə
micropower
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌpaʊə
multipower
ˈmʌltɪˌpaʊə
outpower
ˌaʊtˈpaʊə
overpower
ˌəʊvəˈpaʊə
power
ˈpaʊə
repower
riːˈpaʊə
superpower
ˈsuːpəˌpaʊə
willpower
ˈwɪlˌpaʊə
womanpower
ˈwʊmənˌpaʊə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIRL POWER

girdlescone
girdlestead
Girgenti
girl
girl band
girl Friday
Girl Guide
Girl Scout
girl-watching
girl´s blouse
girlfriend
girlfriend experience
girlhood
girlie
girlie magazine
girlish
girlishly
girlishness
Girls´ Brigade
girly

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIRL POWER

air power
balance of power
braking power
buying power
corridors of power
electrical power
flower
flower power
green power
hard power
hydroelectric power
nuclear power
pulling power
purchasing power
solar power
spending power
staying power
stopping power
thermal power
tidal power
wind power

Synonyms and antonyms of girl power in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «girl power» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIRL POWER

Find out the translation of girl power to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of girl power from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «girl power» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

女孩力量
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

poder de las chicas
570 millions of speakers

English

girl power
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लड़की बिजली
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

القوة فتاة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

девушка питания
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

girl power
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নারী শক্তি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

girl power
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

kuasa Perempuan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Mädchen-Power
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

女の子のパワー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

소녀 전력
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bocah wadon
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

điện cô gái
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பெண் சக்தி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मुलगी शक्ती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kız gücü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

girl power
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

power Girl
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дівчина харчування
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

putere fata
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

girl power
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

girl power
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

flickan driver
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

girl power
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of girl power

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIRL POWER»

The term «girl power» is quite widely used and occupies the 42.285 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIRL POWER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «girl power» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «girl power» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about girl power

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6 QUOTES WITH «GIRL POWER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word girl power.
1
Elizabeth Banks
I am not afraid of much. I kill all the spiders in my house, and I'm planning to go skydiving. I am into girl power, and I'm very self-sufficient.
2
Vivica A. Fox
I'm just so glad that girl power is working in Hollywood.
3
Carla Gugino
'Sucker Punch' is a big girl power movie.
4
Paulina Rubio
My music, my songs are 100 percent inspired by girl power.
5
Nicole Scherzinger
Girl power is about loving yourself and having confidence and strength from within, so even if you're not wearing a sexy outfit, you feel sexy.
6
Ronnie Spector
I love Ruth Brown, not just her singing, but Ruth Brown has more girl power than anyone, because she fought hard against people who ripped her off and then helped other artists through the Rhythm and Blues Foundation.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIRL POWER»

Discover the use of girl power in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to girl power and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution in Music
Though many criticized girl power as at best frivolous and at worst soulless and hypersexualized, Marisa Meltzer argues that it paved the way for today’s generation of confident girls who are playing instruments and joining bands in ...
Marisa Meltzer, 2010
2
'Girl Power': Girls Reinventing Girlhood
'Girl Power': Girls Reinventing Girlhood examines the identity practices of girls who have grown up in the context of 'girl power' culture. The book asks whether - and which - girls have benefited from this feminist-inspired movement.
Dawn Currie, Deirdre M. Kelly, Shauna Pomerantz, 2009
3
Gender in the Music Industry: Rock, Discourse and Girl Power
In this way, the book engages directly with a number of under-researched areas: the impact of gender on the everyday life of performing musicians; gendered attitudes in music journalism, promotion and production; the responses and ...
Marion Leonard, 2007
4
Full of Ourselves: A Wellness Program to Advance Girl Power, ...
Educators, health professionals, counselors, and parents will find Full of Ourselves the ideal resource for helping girls make healthy choices for themselves.
Catherine Steiner-Adair, Lisa Sjostrom, 2006
5
Girl Power: Penelope J. Miller's Guide to Being Great
Ashley Riceas much-loved character Penelope J. Miller leads the reader through all the different ways to have agirl power.a Adorable illustrations accompany the important messages about never giving up, making a difference, overcoming ...
Ashley Rice, 2008
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Girl Power in the Mirror: A Book about Girls, Their Bodies, ...
Suggests ways for girls to develop self-esteem and become assertive in the face of pressures from advertisers, family, and peers to have a "perfect" body.
Helen Cordes, 1999
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Girl Power
The first installment of The Girls of Harbor View bind-ups by bestselling author Melody Carlson includes books one and two, Project: Girl Power and Project: Mystery Bus, and follows the adventures of sixth graders Morgan, Amy, Carlie, and ...
Melody Carlson, 2012
8
Girl Power
Stephanie and her friends make a "friendship first" pact and agree not to date for a month.
Ellen Steiber, 1999
9
Girl Power
" This is no sordid, kiss and tell collection, not by any means, nor a fight for female rights, but a very short, honest diary with a slight twist, recording a young mans quest in wanting to give ones heart away to somebody wholl accept him ...
Lee Seymour, 2011
10
Girl Power: Women on Winning
Presents photographs and quotes from notable women athletes that are meant to inspire women in sports at all levels.
Jennifer DeSena, Carmine DeSena, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIRL POWER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term girl power is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Girl power! Virat Kohli congratulates Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis
After Sachin Tendulkar, India Test captain Virat Kohli congratulated Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis, who won the Wimbledon 2015 women's ... «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
2
Taylor Swift rocks soccer team and girl power on world tour
Swift's girl-power swagger continued when she and her famous friends recreated her popular “Bad Blood” video onstage. Lena Dunham ... «Press Herald, Jul 15»
3
Encouraging girl power in engineering
A group of Year 7 girls at Newminster Middle School and Technology College get to work on one of the challenges during Women in ... «Morpeth Herald, Jul 15»
4
The U.S. Soccer Team's Win Isn't "Girl Power" — It's So Much More …
The phrase “girl power” is something I associated with t-shirts aimed at teenagers or step-mothers who use it as a reason for why you should like them. It does ... «Bustle, Jul 15»
5
Girl Power Camp boosts confidence, self-esteem
TRURO - With a focus on confidence and self-esteem, the Central Nova Women's Resource Centre's Girl Power Camp is returning this summer ... «Truro Daily News, Jul 15»
6
Girl power: Boss Peninah teaches drunk fellow police officer a lesson
Forget the well-endowed Linda Ogutu, we have a new boss lady cop in town! As the government was busy breaking into pubs and destroying ... «SDE Entertainment News, Jul 15»
7
Girl power at PRO/AM
The Rockford Park District is making sure the ladies are well-represented at the Rockford PRO/AM. Rockford Lutheran grad Kelsey Page, East ... «WREX-TV, Jul 15»
8
Girl power for successful house duo
A WIGAN house music act is living the dream after rocketing up through the ranks of the region's dance scene. Molisè, made up of DJs and ... «Wigan Today, Jul 15»
9
Taylor Swift's girl power
Singer Taylor Swift and Martha Hunt are known to be besties, with the model even appearing in Taylor's music video for her song Bad Blood, ... «The Asian Age, Jul 15»
10
'Supergirl' Pilot Review Roundup: Girl Power Mostly Saves The Day
Collider: Supergirl aims to be about more than just girl power. It's going for "girl empowerment," to the point that a full scene is dedicated to the ... «Tech Times, Jul 15»

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