\ 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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Synonyms for lass


filly, girl, lassie, miss, missy, nymph, sheila [Australian & New Zealand]

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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

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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 And the performers make the most of their supporting characters, as well — especially Sean Powell as a bank manager with a dream and Brittany Halen as a lusty young lass. Matthew J. Palm,, "Mad Cow’s ‘Once’ hits the heart but doesn’t quite grab the soul | Review," 9 June 2019 The 24-year-old three-time Academy Award nominee took author Sally Rooney, another Irish lass, to Hugh Lane Gallery for some art observation, one of her favorite pastimes. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "A Perfect Weekend Away in Dublin," 11 July 2018 The $230,000 remodel will include new floor tiles and lass doors in the dairy section of the store at 909 E. ParkCenter Blvd. John Sowell, idahostatesman, "Albertsons advances plans for 5 new Ada County stores. A sixth will be remodeled | Idaho Statesman," 8 May 2018 DeRozan complained about the no-call after Russell Westbrook pushed Oklahoma City's lead to four with lass than 15 seconds left. Khadrice Rollins,, "Watch: Dwane Casey, DeMar DeRozan and Serge Ibaka Ejected In Final Seconds of Loss to Thunder," 18 Mar. 2018 But a brilliant lass appeared to solve the problem, using sunglass frames and zip ties, so that her outer mask could hinge and not rest on her face. Michael Dumas,, "Show Us Your Mardi Gras Gowns: MAMGA celebrates 80 years," 10 Feb. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of lass

chiefly British, informal : a girl or young woman


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