And that you shall have, my dear lass, he said emphatically.
And listen, my lass, if you stand by me to-night I'll see you safe afterwards.
The dory was within fifty yards of the lass before the men on deck became aware of its approach.
Now he had no eyes, no thoughts, save for her mistress, the lass unparalleled.
Even Robin, with his bag on his shoulder, stopped a moment to gaze at “our lass,” as he called her in a whisper to his friend.
Han' yo' niver guessed why I stop, lass, and me so happy at home?
Come now, my lass, said the housekeeper, what has been going on so slyly here?
She tyrannized over me when she was a lass of six and I was a lad of ten.
Look you, lass, I took this frae the man's trunk when he lodged wi' yer father and yersel' at Fornside.
I mean, you twist things your own way, about the lass or about yourself.
"young woman," c.1300, probably from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Swedish løsk kona "unmarried woman," but also perhaps related to Old Norse löskr "idle, weak," West Frisian lask "light, thin." Liberman suggests Old Danish las "rag." "Slang words for 'rag' sometimes acquire the jocular meaning 'child' and especially 'girl.'" "Used now only of mean girls" [Johnson, who also has lasslorn "forsaken by his mistress"]. Scottish diminutive lassie first recorded 1725.