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lass Syllabification: lass

Definition of lass in English:


chiefly Scottish & Northern English
A girl or young woman: he married a lass from Yorkshire
More example sentences
  • Now, though, all the young lasses can clump the ball and everyone knows that the sisters are there for the beating.
  • Shelma's a young lass from, well, I'm not sure where she's from, but she sings like an angel.
  • On my first day of travelling to school on the bus, I was at the back along with some friends, when a young lass got on.


Middle English: based on Old Norse laskura (feminine adjective) 'unmarried'.

  • The word lass is based on the Old Norse feminine adjective laskura ‘unmarried’.

Words that rhyme with lass

alas, Alsace, amass, Bass, chasse, crass, crevasse, en masse, gas, Hamas, mass, morass, sass, tarantass, tass, wrasse
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