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noun \ˈlas\

Definition of lass

  1. 1 :  a young woman :  girl a Scottish lass

  2. 2 :  sweetheart the young hero of the story … and his lass — Mary Ross

Examples of lass in a Sentence

  1. she's only a gawky lass now, but she'll be a beautiful woman some day

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Origin and Etymology of lass

Middle English las


LASS Defined for English Language Learners

lass

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noun

Definition of lass for English Language Learners

  • : a girl or young woman


LASS Defined for Kids

lass

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noun \ˈlas\

Definition of lass for Students

  1. :  girl 1



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