popsy

popsy

[pop-see]
noun, plural popsies. British Informal.
a girl or young woman.

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

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popsy (ˈpɒpsɪ)
 
n , pl -sies
old-fashioned, slang (Brit) an attractive young woman
 
[C19: diminutive formed from pop, shortened from poppet; originally a nursery term]

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