hussy

[ huhs-ee, huhz-ee ]
/ ˈhʌs i, ˈhʌz i /

noun, plural hus·sies.

a brazen or immoral woman.
a mischievous, impudent, or ill-behaved girl.

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Origin of hussy

1520–30; earlier hussivehousewife

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British Dictionary definitions for hussy

hussy
/ (ˈhʌsɪ, -zɪ) /

noun plural -sies

a shameless or promiscuous woman
dialect a folder for needles, thread, etc

Word Origin for hussy

C16 (in the sense: housewife): from hussif housewife
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