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missy

[mis-ee]
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noun, plural miss·ies. Informal.
  1. young miss; girl.
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Origin of missy

First recorded in 1670–80; miss2 + -y2
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Related Words

maid, maiden, colleen, damsel, female, girl, miss, missy, lassie

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British Dictionary definitions for missy

missy

noun plural missies
  1. informal an affectionate or sometimes disparaging form of address to a young girl
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Word Origin and History for missy

n.

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

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