AskDefine | Define lass

Dictionary Definition

lass n : a girl or young woman who is unmarried [syn: lassie, young girl, jeune fille]

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English

Pronunciation

  • /læs/
    Rhymes with: -æs

Etymology

From lasse < *lasqa. Cognate with Scots lassie.

Noun

  1. In the context of "archaic|informal": A young woman or girl.
    "Come and dance, ye lads and lasses!"
  2. A sweetheart.

Translations

a sweetheart

Usage notes

Still prevalent in Northern English dialects such as Geordie and Northumbrian.

Related terms

References

Extensive Definition

Lass may refer to:
In fictional characters:
People with the surname Lass:
  • Donna Lass (born c. 1945), possible victim of the Zodiac Killer
Other:
Lass may also be:
lass in German: Lass
lass in Portuguese: Lass

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Dulcinea, Eve, Frau, babe, baby, best girl, broad, chick, colleen, cutie, dame, damoiselle, damsel, daughter of Eve, demoiselle, distaff, doll, domina, donna, dowager, dream girl, femme, filly, frail, frow, gal, gentlewoman, gill, girl, girl friend, girlie, heifer, hoyden, inamorata, jeune fille, jill, jo, junior miss, lady, lady friend, lady love, lassie, little missy, mademoiselle, maid, maiden, matron, milady, miss, missy, mistress, mouse, nymphet, old lady, piece, quail, romp, schoolgirl, schoolmaid, schoolmiss, skirt, slip, squaw, subdeb, subdebutante, subteen, subteener, teenybopper, tomato, tomboy, virgin, vrouw, wahine, weaker vessel, wench, woman, young creature, young thing
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