\ ˈlas How to pronounce lass (audio) \

Definition of lass

1 : a young woman : girl a Scottish lass
2 : sweetheart the young hero of the story … and his lass— Mary Ross

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she's only a gawky lass now, but she'll be a beautiful woman some day
Recent Examples on the Web Wishing you a pot o' gold and all the joy your heart can hold. Sassy lass. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "52 Best St. Patrick's Day Captions for Instagram That Are Pure Gold," 14 Jan. 2021 At sea, on land, at buffet tables and in spin classes, these spirited lasses have woven themselves into the fabric of society — especially our Carnival societies. al, "Masked Observer: Neptune’s Daughters shake, shimmy and salute," 24 Feb. 2020 Thus, Mellow MoonPies for both Revelrous Raiment and Boogie Shoes go the leggy lass in pink hair and blooming gown topped by a studded leather jacket who deftly performed the Submarine over and over at the Krewe of Marry Mates fete. al, "Masked Observer celebrates a satisfying 2020 Carnival season," 1 Mar. 2020 The card-making lasses are $10 for members, $12 for non-members. cleveland, "Miller Nature Preserve in Avon is an oasis in winter; classes beginning now," 6 Jan. 2020 Less than 24 hours after Auburn defensive lineman Charles Moore, the nation’s no. 6 defensive end in the 2019 lass, announced his commitment to the program, a new collection of targets has emerged. oregonlive, "UCLA WR Theo Howard, Arizona State kicker Brandon Ruiz visiting Oregon State Beavers this weekend," 8 Nov. 2019 According to our friends L'Equipe, as relayed by the lads and lasses at the Leicester Mercury, the Foxes have 'shown an interest' in the 24-year-old, and they're joined by today's Transfer Rumours' MVP candidates West Ham and Everton., "Transfer Rumours: Kean to Dortmund, Tottenham's Trippier Replacement, 3 Rafael Leao Bids & More," 18 July 2019 Aisling McIlenden was lovely, and there was absolutely no call for such public traduction of her or indeed any other lass on account of just being good-looking. Colin Barrett, Harper's magazine, "The Alps," 22 July 2019 Its story, about a fiery Scottish lass whose desire to fight and hunt like her father inadvertently leads her mother to be cursed and transfigured into a bear, is as interesting as the studio’s best. Allegra Frank, Vox, "All 21 Pixar movies, definitively ranked," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of lass

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lass

Middle English las

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

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30 Jan 2021

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“Lass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of lass

chiefly British, informal : a girl or young woman


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