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a girl or young woman, especially one who is unmarried.
a female sweetheart: a young lad and his lass.
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Origin of lass
1250–1300; Middle English las, lasse, of uncertain origin
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How to use lass in a sentence
The trilogy follows Kate and Baba, two lasses from the Shannon bogs, from convent school to the bright lights of London.The 12 Best Irish Novels for St. Patrick’s Day|Allen Barra|March 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Two unsophisticated country lasses visited Niblo's in New York during the ballet season.
He's a corker, wi' a face like yin o' they pented cupids that the lasses send to the young men on picture postcards.The Underworld|James C. Welsh
Well, lasses will be lasses, and the mills can give as many on 'em as ye like.Sarah's School Friend|May Baldwin
Th' ither lasses Lisbeth's hae'n had a michty trouble wi' them.Auld Licht Idylls|J. M. Barrie
What mowtn't be reet fur other lasses to do, is reet enow fur me.That Lass O' Lowrie's|Frances Hodgson Burnett
British Dictionary definitions for lass
/ (læs) /
a girl or young woman
informal a familiar form of address for any female
Word Origin for lass
C13: origin uncertain
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