Definition of hussy in English:


Pronunciation /ˈhəzē/ /ˈhəzi/ /ˈhəsē/ /ˈhəsi/

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informal, derogatory
  • A girl or woman who behaves in a disrespectful or inappropriate way or who has many casual sexual relationships.

    • ‘that brazen little hussy!’
    • ‘Even in this day and age, when unmarried mothers are hardly seen as shameless hussies anymore, there are still girls who suffer incredible loneliness because they daren't bring shame upon their families.’
    • ‘The challenge is to win the fight to be ordinary - not to be forced into the role of camp court jesters or brazen sapphic hussies.’
    • ‘Depending on your age, morals and various points of view, she was either the sexiest piece of work around or a brazen hussy or both.’
    • ‘Of course, Carole was ignored, the brazen hussy!’
    • ‘I mean, my standards weren't set too high as I knew her acting ability was probably limited to playing a brazen hussy with a deep voice, but still.’
    • ‘The brazen hussy (as Mrs. Chadwick fondly refers to her) then strolls off in search of a stiff drink.’
    • ‘I do not know that, but I know a brazen hussy when I see one.’
    • ‘Since this is supposed to be a no-strings attached arrangement, I have no concern whatsoever when hussies and tramps strip him naked and devour him with their eyes.’
    • ‘The good little girl was now the opportunistic hussy dumping her man to get together with the new most popular boy in school.’
    • ‘I could say something about hussies who are all over another girl's boyfriends.’
    • ‘His newly discovered letters to a friend reveal he thought her a forward hussy who was determined to seduce him.’
    • ‘Why must I always take care of men, they're going to start thinking that I'm a hussy.’
    • ‘‘We could do this all day’ Aurora said laughing, ‘just trust me, he will not think you are a hussy.’’
    • ‘Lorraine tried to make Elaine look the hussy too, of course.’
    • ‘It didn't take long until her mother walked into the bedroom to see the bed rocking with her husband and the hussy from next door.’
    • ‘And when it came time to act out some Shakespeare parts, I ended up playing a hussy.’
    • ‘All stories are trying to make the alleged victim look like a hussy.’
    • ‘She will likely call her a hussy for finding someone so soon after a divorce she doesn't agree with.’
    • ‘In the first scenario, she'll be remembered as the jaded hussy who couldn't see the value of what she had been given.’
    • ‘He'll start bringing home two-bit hussies, whom I'll resent because they remind me of younger, more fun versions of myself.’
    minx, flirt, coquette, tease, seductress, Jezebel
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Late Middle English contraction of housewife (the original sense); the current sense dates from the mid 17th century.