What does Gurl mean?

Gurl is a slang alternative to the word girl, similar to dude.

It may be used to refer to a transvestite as well.

Alternatively, the obsolete meaning of “gurl” is to growl or snarl.


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What's the origin of Gurl?

The word “gurl” was adopted by the English language from the Scottish lexicon, in the middle ages, as a word for growling.

In its slang sense, “gurl” appeared in the 1990’s, in urban slang.

Spread & Usage

How did Gurl spread?

The term was first defined on Urban Dictionary in 2003.

“Gurl” appears in all sorts of contexts, from forums to real life conversations, from TikToks to memes and YouTube videos, it may be encountered, as of February 23rd, 2021.

External resources

  • Urban Dictionary – Gurl

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