lass

noun \ ˈlas \

Definition of lass

1 : a young woman : girl
  • a Scottish lass
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 Synonyms

Synonyms
filly, girl, lassie, miss, missy, nymph, sheila [Australian & New Zealand]
Related Words
bobby-soxer, junior miss, schoolgirl, subdebutante, teenybopper; gamine, hoyden, pixie (also pixy), romp, snip, tomboy

LASS Defined for English Language Learners

lass

noun

Definition of lass for English Language Learners

  • : a girl or young woman


LASS Defined for Kids

lass

noun \ ˈlas \

Definition of lass for Students

: girl 1


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