Diminutives + -ie.
- A diminutive of Rose, Rosemary and of other female names related to the rose. Also used as a formal given name.
Rosie (plural Rosies)
- (US, informal) A female factory worker during World War II (after the 1942 song Rosie the Riveter).
2011, Philip C. DiMare, Movies in American History: An Encyclopedia, volume 1, page 1087:
- […] continued oppression and exploitation of women in the workplace 50 years after the Rosies entered wartime factories.