Last modified on 18 October 2013, at 22:33

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Attested since 1851 according to Svenska Akademiens ordbok. From Norwegian Romani kjei ("girl; fiancée") of Romani čai (girl; woman; wife), a feminine form of čavo (boy). Derived from the root found in the Prakrit chava-, corresponding to Pali chapa- ("the young of an animal").

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NounEdit

tjej c

  1. (colloquial) Young girl or woman; gal.
    Några tjejer från gymnasiet gick runt i affären.
    Some girls from the local high school were browsing in the store.
  2. (colloquial) Female person regardless of age.
    Det var bara vi tjejer i 50-årsåldern där.
    It was only us gals in our 50s there.
  3. (colloquial) Girlfriend.
    Imorgon ska mina kompisar få träffa min nya tjej.
    Tomorrow my friends are going to meet my new girlfriend.

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