hus·​sy ˈhə-sē How to pronounce hussy (audio)
plural hussies
: a lewd or brazen woman
: a saucy or mischievous girl

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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Word History


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

First Known Use

1505, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of hussy was in 1505

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Cite this Entry

“Hussy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition


hus·​sy ˈhəs-ē How to pronounce hussy (audio)
plural hussies
: an immoral woman
: a disrespectful or mischievous girl
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