What does hussy mean?

Definitions for hussy
ˈhʌs i, ˈhʌz ihussy

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    a woman adulterer


  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.


  1. Hussy

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


  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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  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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