a young girl; lass.

Origin of lassie

First recorded in 1715–25; lass + -ie Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • Why should a novel about the Stock Exchange 'owe its inception' to a Highland lassie?

  • Why didna you say to her, out and out, 'I hae promised you to Neil Semple, my lassie.

  • Yes, she might do that; and the lassie was shown again into the Prince's room.

  • Lassie looked at her then, and saw that she bore many traces of her violent emotion of the night before.

  • The lassie's elfin face looked out from a low, rear window of the Candlemakers' Guildhall at the top of the Row.

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    Eleanor Atkinson

British Dictionary definitions for lassie



informal a little lass; girl
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