Definition of popsy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpäpsē/
(also popsie)

noun (plural popsies)

informal, chiefly British
An attractive young woman.
Example sentences
  • But that doesn't mean we're likely to see a flowering of Tunbridge Wells babes or Peterborough popsies where highminded headlines and stalwart values used to reign supreme.
  • He must be capable of entertaining politicians, industrialists, the unemployed, pickpockets, gamblers, philanthropists, popsies and prudes.


Mid 19th century: alteration of poppet.

Words that rhyme with popsy


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Syllabification: pop·sy

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