Definition of hussy in English:

hussy

Syllabification: hus·sy
Pronunciation: /ˈhəsē, ˈhəzē
 
/

noun (plural hussies)

An impudent or immoral girl or woman: that brazen little hussy!
More example sentences
  • Even in this day and age, when unmarried mothers are hardly seen as shameless hussies anymore, there are still girls who suffer incredible loneliness because they daren't bring shame upon their families.
  • The challenge is to win the fight to be ordinary - not to be forced into the role of camp court jesters or brazen sapphic hussies.
  • Depending on your age, morals and various points of view, she was either the sexiest piece of work around or a brazen hussy or both.
Synonyms
minx, coquette, tease, seductress, Lolita, Jezebel;
slut, harlot, loose woman
informal floozy, tart, vamp, tramp
dated trollop
archaic jade, strumpet

Origin

late Middle English: contraction of housewife (the original sense); the current sense dates from the mid 17th century.

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