popsy

[pop-see]

Origin of popsy

1860–65; generic use of a term of endearment, probably pop(pet) + -sy
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popsy

noun plural -sies
  1. old-fashioned, British slang an attractive young woman

Word Origin for popsy

C19: diminutive formed from pop, shortened from poppet; originally a nursery term
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