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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Contemporary Examples of lassie

Historical Examples of lassie

  • I hae seen the lassie ance mair, and she's better and bonnier nor ever!

    Salted With Fire

    George MacDonald

  • I never did, and I never will hit a lassie, lat her kill me!'

    Heather and Snow

    George MacDonald

  • When I hear of a lassie I like fine to know her colour first.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

  • You mean the same gentleman, lassie, who left his card here!

    Tony Butler

    Charles James Lever

  • Aye dreaming, that was you; you'll be dreaming next that the lassie likes you.

British Dictionary definitions for lassie



informal a little lass; girl
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