mopsy

noun

mop·​sy
variants or mopsey
ˈmäpsē
plural mopsies or mopseys
1
obsolete : a pretty child : darling, sweetheart
used as a term of endearment or deprecation
2
[influenced in meaning by mop entry 1] archaic : a slovenly woman : slattern

Word History

Etymology

obsolete English mop child, fool + -sy

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“Mopsy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mopsy. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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