What does hussy mean?

Definitions for hussy
ˈhʌs i, ˈhʌz ihussy

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word hussy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. adulteress, fornicatress, hussy, jade, loose woman, slut, strumpet, trollopnoun

    a woman adulterer

Wiktionary

  1. hussynoun

    A housewife or housekeeper.

  2. hussynoun

    A cheeky or disrespectful girl; a worthless woman, a woman showing inappropriate or improper behaviour.

  3. hussynoun

    A case or bag for needles, thread, etc.

  4. Etymology: A compression of housewife.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Hussynoun

    taken in an ill sense. A sorry or bad woman; a worthless wench. It is often used ludicrously in slight disapprobation.

    Etymology: corrupted from housewife:

    Get you in, hussy, go: now will I personate this hopeful young jade. Thomas Southerne, Innocent Adultery.

Wikipedia

  1. Hussy

    Hussy is a 1980 British film starring Helen Mirren, John Shea, and Paul Angelis, and directed by Matthew Chapman.

ChatGPT

  1. hussy

    A hussy is a term, often derogatory, referring to an impudent, brazen or morally unacceptable woman. It is typically used to indicate a woman of low character or questionable morals. The term is old-fashioned and is less commonly used today. It originally meant a housewife or a woman of lower social status.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hussynoun

    a housewife or housekeeper

  2. Hussynoun

    a worthless woman or girl; a forward wench; a jade; -- used as a term of contempt or reproach

  3. Hussynoun

    a pert girl; a frolicsome or sportive young woman; -- used jocosely

  4. Hussynoun

    a case or bag. See Housewife, 2

  5. Etymology: [From Icel. hsi a case, prob. fr. hs house. See House, and cf. Housewife a bag, Huswife a bag.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hussy

    huz′i, n. a pert girl: a worthless wench.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Hussy

    A corruption of “housewife.” The epithet now implies a slatternly sort of woman.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hussy in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hussy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of hussy in a Sentence

  1. John Gay:

    Can you support the expense of a husband, hussy, in gaming, drinking and whoring? Have you money enough to carry on the daily quarrels of man and wife about who shall squander most?

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