hussy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hussy a woman adulterer
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hussy A case or bag. See Housewife, 2.
    • Hussy A housewife or housekeeper.
    • Hussy A pert girl; a frolicsome or sportive young woman; -- used jocosely.
    • Hussy A worthless woman or girl; a forward wench; a jade; -- used as a term of contempt or reproach.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hussy The mistress of the house: same as housewife.
    • n hussy A pert, wilful woman or girl; a frolicsome or mischievous girl; a quean; a jade; a wench: used either in reproach or jocosely.
    • n hussy A case for scissors, needles, thread, etc. Also housewife, hussif.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hussy huz′i a pert girl: a worthless wench.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Icel. hsi, a case, prob. fr. hs, house. See House, and cf. Housewife a bag, Huswife a bag

Usage

In literature:

Cats eat what hussies spare.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
And so 'twas; but, for all I could do, I could not feel angered with the hussy.
"A Brother To Dragons and Other Old-time Tales" by Amelie Rives
Did that hussy lie to me?
"The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley" by Louis Tracy
Here comes that Holmes hussy.
"At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern" by Myrtle Reed
This was no longer the flaunting hussy who had jeered at them in the road, but a broken, frightened woman.
"The Trembling of a Leaf" by William Somerset Maugham
This hussy calls me drunkard.
"The Jealousy of le Barbouillé" by Jean Baptiste Poquelin de Molière
He would have thought you a forward hussy.
"The Explorer" by W. Somerset Maugham
But what's a talking-to with a brazen hussy like that?
"The Girls of St. Olave's" by Mabel Mackintosh
This Hussy is lik ther res er these hi tone preachers thet hang on ter this docterin thet ther yerth moves insted uv ther sun.
"Hanover; Or The Persecution of the Lowly" by David Bryant Fulton
But I believe the hussy was just stubborn.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
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In poetry:

MRS. P. I'm no saucy minx and giddy—
Hussies such as them abound—
But a clean and tidy widdy
Well be-known for miles around!
"The Sorcerer: Act II" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Now, you yourself, Maecenas, are enjoying this beatitude;
If by no brighter beauty Ilium fell, you've cause for gratitude.
A certain Phryne keeps me on the rack with lovers numerous;
This is the artful hussy's neat conception of the humorous!
"A Tardy Apology" by Roswell Martin Field

In news:

When it comes to ordering things over the phone like exotic dancer s and high-class hookers, a man has to be careful that he does not get served a welfare hussy instead.
There was a time when the future of Madison psychedelic punk-rock duo the Hussy was in question.
Singer-guitarist Bobby Hussy moved to San Francisco in 2010 for eight months.
Do This / Music Shows to see: Robbie Fulks, the Hecks, the Hussy , Claw Toe, and more.
Do This / Music Shows to see: Robbie Fulks, the Hecks, the Hussy, Claw Toe, and more.
Feathered Hussy Moves In on Pale Male.
Meet Shipwreck — a 20-year-old 'hussy' from the Windy City who's into mustaches, Johnny Walker, and jokes about her service with GI Joe.
She should have sued the hussy for "alienation of affection.".
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