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lassie

[las-ee]
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noun
  1. a young girl; lass.

Origin of lassie

First recorded in 1715–25; lass + -ie
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Examples from the Web for lassie

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  • I hae seen the lassie ance mair, and she's better and bonnier nor ever!

    Salted With Fire

    George MacDonald

  • I never did, and I never will hit a lassie, lat her kill me!'

    Heather and Snow

    George MacDonald

  • When I hear of a lassie I like fine to know her colour first.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

  • You mean the same gentleman, lassie, who left his card here!

    Tony Butler

    Charles James Lever

  • Aye dreaming, that was you; you'll be dreaming next that the lassie likes you.


British Dictionary definitions for lassie

lassie

noun
  1. informal a little lass; girl
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