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

Word History


obsolete English mop child, fool + -sy

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“Mopsy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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