Girl Next Door Meaning

What is the real meaning of the phrase "The girl next door?"


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Jen Sambdman eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The phrase "The girl next door" is in reference to the attainable, average, every-day gal. The girl next door is who you went to school with, who you played with, and who you can ask to dinner without a bodyguard coming out of the shadows to take you out. She is the type of girl that anyone has a chance with to date, is good-hearted and pleasant in nature.

Noelle Thompson eNotes educator| Certified Educator

What a fun question!  I suppose each person in American society has his/her own image of that idiom.  Quite simply, she is not the prettiest and not the smartest, ... but the one with the best values.  She's the gal that the male teens don't necessarily want to date, ... but who the men (who used to BE those teens) all want to marry.

nishu2766 | Student

Someone who is easy to talk to and down to earth. Not like some prima donna model or New York City fashion queen who won't give you the time of day. She is like all other ordinary girls we see everyday, nothing extraordinary. 

zumba96 | Student

It's the girl you grew up with, became best friends, were always there for each other, she's a pleasant and kind girl and the kind of girl we see everyday. In songs sometimes this is used as the girl next door who the guy friend fell in love with. 

rajendrarana | Student

the girl next door means the real kind of girl we see everyday... unlike in movies that portray them differently... the kind of girl who is realistic, more humane..

Nice one, explained "next door" in very simple manner. keep it up.

shihan | Student

The girl who is pleasent as well as the one who is close to you.

duttaswarnali | Student

a girl who is simple in nature and appearance with simples dreams to fulfill


ariana3316 | Student

The Girl Next door is a phrase meaning a girl you knew since childhood and afraid of approaching to say your feelings. It also means just friends with a girl. The phrase can be real as well! By saying the girl next door, it could mean your neighbour wich is a girl. There are more meanings to it so discover them!

granny54 | Student

This is a little late but, the girl next door is the girl that you consider a friend, someone you may never have looked at in a romantic way and thought you had no romantic feelings for, but she was great to play with and share with. She may not even live next door in proximity, but your parents and her parents were good friends and you all hang out together- picnics, ball games, school functions, church - and then one day she got a boyfriend and your eyes were opened and you found out that you were in love with her and have been since first grade - you tell her - she laughs at you and thinks you are just kidding because you never seemed to have a serious bone in your body when it came to her.  She's the girl next door.

anzhela1 | Student
A simple, everyday girl
kukarad70 | Student

The girl next door means a praiseworthy girl on her beautiness. No eyes could be down and returning back after seeing her and bond of extraordinary charm she must be. She must have attractive looks with her body figure. Characteristic of having male dominance ability and power with her.

The chances of seeing everyday to enjoy with her vigilance aside. Cute and burning of having power of making crazy to anyone so that she have been brought in highlight so that called the girl next door.  

sanza | Student

The type of person who is a good neigbor, always there, and normal-meaning not unique in much of a way. the king of person who is fun to hand around.

hmangaihazadeng | Student

"The Girl Next Door" would be your typical average girl yet a rare one amongst the thousands. She is the girl next door not because she lives just next door but because she is "The" girl next door. The girl who lives next to you not only in your physical world but inside you deep down in the heart.

sawara | Student

A girl who has a broad mind,easy going,always tries to get attention of the others

supercoolvimi | Student

the girl next door means the real kind of girl we see everyday... unlike in movies that portray them differently... the kind of girl who is realistic, more humane..

anant12345 | Student

Every guy may have his specific girl-next-door prototype, but in general, she's the girl whom you always admired from afar and were afraid to approach, fearing that any erotic projection toward her would ruin her image as a decent, pure and almost virginal womanly ideal.

angelina18 | Student

It means who is very simple, who can help you at any moment

rushna | Student
a girl who is very simple and easy going
aksmb | Student


mayowa | Student

The girl next door