lass

lass

[las]
noun
1.
a girl or young woman, especially one who is unmarried.
2.
a female sweetheart: a young lad and his lass.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English las, lasse, of uncertain origin

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lass (læs)
 
n
1.  a girl or young woman
2.  informal a familiar form of address for any female
 
[C13: origin uncertain]

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lass
c.1300, from a Scandinavian source, probably akin to O.Swed. løsk kona "unmarried woman," but also perhaps related to O.N. loskr "idle, weak," W.Fris. lask "light, thin." "Used now only of mean girls" [Johnson, who also has lasslorn "forsaken by his mistress"]. Scottish dim. lassie first recorded
1725.
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