noun, plural miss·ies. Informal.

young miss; girl.

Origin of missy

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

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

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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

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

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