noun, plural hus·sies.
Origin of hussy
Examples from the Web for hussy
I do know that Carson Daly dodged a bullet by breaking off his engagement to that Tara Reid hussy.‘TRL’ Turns 15: The Daily Beast Staff Picks Their Favorite Moments|The Daily Beast|September 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"It's the hussy from the camp over there; she's got holt of that fool, and she'll clean him out before she's done," I said.Over the Sliprails|Henry Lawson
Rather skeery at the present moment at being set down beside a bold American hussy, with only a groom as chaperon!Flaming June|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
"She's no hussy, Hugh; and if another man said it——" he paused, for it was but the 'hectic of a moment.'Lha Dhu; Or, The Dark Day|William Carleton
British Dictionary definitions for hussy
noun plural -sies
Word Origin for hussy
Word Origin and History for hussy
1520s, "mistress of a household, housewife," alteration of Middle English husewif (see housewife). Gradually broadened to mean "any woman or girl," and by 1650 was being applied to "a woman or girl who shows casual or improper behavior," and a general derogatory sense had overtaken the word by late 18c. "It is common to use housewife in a good, and huswife or hussy in a bad sense" [Johnson].