When a girl mentions her girlfriend, does she mean it like lesbian girlfriend?

I have a classmate and sometimes she says something like “I told my girlfriend that she has to blah blah”.

Does this wording imply a lesbian relationship, or is she referring to a her best friend (a girl) only?

Answer

It’s true that girls often call their close female friend(s) girlfriend(s), at least in the US. And although I am inclined to believe that the friend is likely a platonic female friend, it is still ambiguous.

girlfriend
1. A female companion or friend with whom one has a sexual or romantic relationship.
2. A female friend.

If you really care to know, you should ask her for clarification.

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