\ 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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Examples of lass in a Sentence

she's only a gawky lass now, but she'll be a beautiful woman some day
Recent Examples on the Web The outdoor event will also have an Irish pub, silent auction, costume content (best Irish lass and best leprechaun) and appearances from Miss Valley Center contestants. Sara Butler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Mar. 2022 In times past, many a lass has been castigated for wearing hi-lo dresses or those that are tea-length. The Masked Observer, al, 27 Feb. 2022 The tableau gave every leading lass a chance to glide through the crowd in the wake of an enormous dragon’s head. The Masked Observer, al, 18 Feb. 2022 Hochul ordered the immediate release of 191 inmates housed at Rikers Island, as well as an additional 200 convicted who have lass than 60 to 90 days left in their sentence. Tori B. Powell, CBS News, 22 Sep. 2021 The Troll is just a run-of-the-mill elderly lass, and the Witch? Olivia Crandall, Vulture, 22 July 2021 JoAnna Garcia Swisher is our leading lass — a woman who travels to the Emerald Isle to acquire land for a resort and decides to enter a local matchmaking festival. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 23 May 2021 Rosé's confidence never snapped across RuPaul's Drag Race season 13, but the Scottish lass' dainty, delicate ankles that carried her through to the finale ultimately buckled after a spin with Denali. Joey Nolfi,, 30 Apr. 2021 Wishing you a pot o' gold and all the joy your heart can hold. Sassy lass. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, 14 Jan. 2021 See More

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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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19 Mar 2022

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“Lass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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