from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A lass.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A young girl, a lass, especially one seen as a sweetheart.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A young girl; a lass.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A little lass; a young girl.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a girl or young woman who is unmarried
"You're just an auld fool," said Drumcarro, "the lassie is as well off as any lassie needs to be.
It was odd, though pleasant, their three-cornered way of talking; he and the lassie were a bit shy yet with each other-inclined to say personal things to Claire instead, confident that she would pass on their essence; their interpreter in this new and awkward language of the heart.
He called the lassie to him one day as she passed through the ward, and motioned her to lean down so he could talk to her.
That the Douglases should gain a triumph through a lassie was a thing that he had scarcely been able to bring himself to believe; but when this triumph was accomplished for him, his pride accepted it as a thing to be looked for.
"When the lassie is a bit over-fired and excited, she doesn't know what she is saying."
And now, when riches had been gathered and comfort could be had, his "lassie" had left him, and
When a boy is in the center, the word "lassie" should be changed to
This is a game for very little children, and with a little suggestion as to the exercises or movements to be illustrated by the "lassie," may be the source of some very good exercise as well as a pleasing game.
"Ah, lassie, that is what a wife should be -- what a wife should do.
"No, lassie, that is the suit the Prince wore at Holyrood, where he gave a great ball after Prestonpans, and danced with the Edinburgh ladies.