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lass

[las] /læs/
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
1250-1300; Middle English las, lasse, of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for lass

lass

/læs/
noun
1.
a girl or young woman
2.
(informal) a familiar form of address for any female
Word Origin
C13: origin uncertain
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Word Origin and History for lass
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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