missy

[ mis-ee ]
/ ˈmɪs i /

noun, plural miss·ies. Informal.

young miss; girl.

Origin of missy

First recorded in 1670–80; miss2 + -y2
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British Dictionary definitions for missy

missy

/ (ˈmɪsɪ) /

noun plural missies

informal an affectionate or sometimes disparaging form of address to a young girl
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Word Origin and History for missy

missy


n.

"young girl," 1670s, playful form of miss (n.2), chiefly among servants at first.

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