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hus·sy

 (hŭz′ē, hŭs′ē)
n. pl. hus·sies
1. A woman considered to be brazen or promiscuous.
2. A saucy or impudent girl or young woman.

[Alteration of Middle English houswif, housewife; see housewife.]
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hussy

(ˈhʌsɪ; -zɪ)
n, pl -sies
1. a shameless or promiscuous woman
2. dialect a folder for needles, thread, etc
[C16 (in the sense: housewife): from hussif housewife]
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hus•sy

(ˈhʌs i, ˈhʌz i)

n., pl. -sies.
1. a brazen or disreputable woman.
2. a mischievous or impudent girl.
[1520–30; earlier hussive housewife]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hussy - a woman adultererhussy - a woman adulterer      
adulterer, fornicator - someone who commits adultery or fornication
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hussy

noun (Old-fashioned) slut, tart (informal), strumpet, baggage (informal, old-fashioned), tramp (slang), jade, wanton, minx, wench (archaic), slapper (Brit. slang), scrubber (Brit. & Austral. slang), trollop, floozy (slang), quean (archaic) Are you going to sunbathe naked? You wanton hussy!
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hussy

noun
A vulgar promiscuous woman who flouts propriety:
Slang: floozy.
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Translations

hussy

[ˈhʌsɪ] Nfresca f
she's a little hussyes una fresca
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hussy

[ˈhʌsi] n (humorous)dévergondée f
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hussy

n (= pert girl)Fratz m (inf), → (freche) Göre (inf); (= whorish woman)Flittchen nt (pej); a brazen or wanton hussyein schamloses Flittchen
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References in classic literature ?
"You ain't goin' to tell him about that hussy?" she complained.
"Nor the hussy," the little woman snapped, apparently at the mud- hens paddling on the surface of the lagoon.
horrid girl, hussy! I'm only sorry for her father!" thought she, trying to restrain her wrath.
"Yes, sir," says she; "and I hope your worship will send out your warrant to take up the hussy its mother, for she must be one of the neighbourhood; and I should be glad to see her committed to Bridewell, and whipt at the cart's tail.
If the hussy stood up for judgment before us five, that are now here in a knot together, would she come off with such a sentence as the worshipful magistrates have awarded?
'Whenever are you going off, you nasty hussy, you won't let us sleep with your moaning, you make the gentlemen sick.' That's true, I have heard such things said myself.
can it be that a young hussy that hardly knows how to handle a dozen lace-bobbins dares to wag her tongue and criticise the histories of knights-errant?
"You artful hussy! Now, tell me--didn't you make that hat blow off on purpose?
She knew what I was talking about, the hussy, and I saw her out of the corner of my eyes listening with all her ears, while she pretended to iron a blouse that she had been washing for me.
"Cler out from here, you hussy, er I'll take a skillet to ye!"
"My word," said De Winter, rising, "I think the hussy is going mad!
"By going with you, to be sure, you obstinate hussy! Yes, yes--I can be as headstrong as you are when I like.