: a young woman : girl
a Scottish lass
: sweetheart
the young hero of the story … and his lassMary Ross

Examples of lass in a Sentence

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


Middle English las

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of lass was in the 14th century

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“Lass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


: a young woman : girl

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