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Pronunciation

Etymology

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

Noun

Singular
lass

Plural
lasses

lass (lasses)
  1. (archaic, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A young woman or girl.
    "Come and dance, ye lads and lasses!"
  2. (Geordie) A sweetheart.

Usage notes

Still prevalent in Northern English dialects such as Geordie and Northumbrian.

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References

  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, ISBN 1904794165
  • lass” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • "lass" in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [1]
  • The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, ISBN 0946928118
  • A List of words and phrases in everyday use by the natives of Hetton-le-Hole in the County of Durham, F.M.T.Palgrave, English Dialect Society vol.74, 1896, [2]

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