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

"Grandma, you hussy!" joked the girl when her grandmother admitted kissing on her first date
Recent Examples on the Web Billy the Kid, Doc Holliday and Pat Garrett hang out with a hussy. Los Angeles Times, 5 Mar. 2021 Either way, the woman comes out the other end a victim and a champion, but as a tramp and a hussy too. Benjy Hansen-bundy, Glamour, 30 May 2018

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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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“Hussy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hussy. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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