from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A girl or young woman.
  • n. A sweetheart.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A young woman or girl.
  • n. A sweetheart.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A young woman; a girl; a sweetheart.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Lazy.
  • n. A girl: in familiar language often applied to a woman of any age.
  • n. A sweetheart.
  • n. A maid-servant; a servant-girl.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a girl or young woman who is unmarried


Middle English las, probably of Scandinavian origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English lasse, from Old Norse *lasqa ("an unmarried woman"). Cognate with Scots lassie. (Wiktionary)



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