hussy

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Etymology[edit]

From earlier hussive, hussif, a compression of Middle English huswif (housewife), equivalent to house +‎ wife.

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Noun[edit]

hussy (plural hussies)

  1. (obsolete) A housewife or housekeeper.
  2. A cheeky or disrespectful girl; a woman showing inappropriate or improper behaviour.
  3. (obsolete) A case or bag for needles, thread, etc.

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