WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
girl•friend /ˈgɜrlˌfrɛnd/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Sex and Gendera frequent or favorite female companion or lover.
  2. Sex and Gendera woman's or girl's female friend.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
girl•friend  (gûrlfrend′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Sex and Gender, a frequent or favorite female companion;
  2. Sex and Gender, a female friend.
Also,  girl friend′. 
  • girl + friend 1855–60

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

girlfriend /ˈɡɜːlˌfrɛnd/ n
  1. a female friend with whom a man or boy is romantically or sexually involved; sweetheart
  2. any female friend

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