Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A girl or young woman.
  • noun A sweetheart.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Lazy.
  • noun A girl: in familiar language often applied to a woman of any age.
  • noun A sweetheart.
  • noun A maid-servant; a servant-girl.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A young woman; a girl; a sweetheart.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun archaic, informal A young woman or girl.
  • noun Geordie A sweetheart.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a girl or young woman who is unmarried

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English las, probably of Scandinavian origin.]

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From Middle English lasse, from Old Norse *lasqa ("an unmarried woman"). Cognate with Scots lassie.

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