- lasker, emanuel,
- laski, harold joseph,
- lassa fever,
- lassa virus,
- lassalle, ferdinand
Origin of lass
Examples from the Web for lasses
The trilogy follows Kate and Baba, two lasses from the Shannon bogs, from convent school to the bright lights of London.
The priest might go back to the slaves of Wessex, and command them if he could; but in the fens, men were free, and lasses too.Hereward, The Last of the English|Charles Kingsley
Joe Egan was at his cousin's elbow, and a few other lads and lasses made a rough circle.Strangers at Lisconnel|Barlow Jane
Ben the toper loved his bottle,—Charley only loved the lasses!Paul Clifford, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
T will be rare practice for thee against some of these lasses grow up, and thou wouldst fain go a-wooing on thine own account.Standish of Standish|Jane G. Austin
Massa he would allus bring de big tray ob 'lasses cookies fo' all de chilluns.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
Word Origin for lass
Word Origin for lassi
"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.