lass·​ie ˈla-sē How to pronounce lassie (audio)

Examples of lassie in a Sentence

when she was just a wee lassie a pretty young lassie of 16 years
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Word History

First Known Use

1725, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lassie was in 1725

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Cite this Entry

“Lassie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


lass·​ie ˈlas-ē How to pronounce lassie (audio)
: lass, girl
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