hussy

noun
hus·​sy | \ ˈhə-sē How to pronounce hussy (audio) , -zē \
plural hussies

Definition of hussy

1 : a lewd or brazen woman
2 : a saucy or mischievous girl

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Examples of hussy in a Sentence

the antiquated view that any unmarried woman who lived on her own was a hussy
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First Known Use of hussy

1505, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hussy

alteration of Middle English huswif housewife, from hus house + wif wife, woman

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2 Jun 2021

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“Hussy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hussy. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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hussy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hussy

old-fashioned + offensive : a girl or woman who does things that people consider immoral, improper, etc.

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