Definition of hussy in English:


Pronunciation /ˈhʌsi//ˈhʌzi/


  • An impudent or immoral girl or woman.

    ‘that brazen little hussy!’
    • ‘I do not know that, but I know a brazen hussy when I see one.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Of course, Carole was ignored, the brazen hussy!’
    • ‘I could say something about hussies who are all over another girl's boyfriends.’
    • ‘Why must I always take care of men, they're going to start thinking that I'm a hussy.’
    • ‘The brazen hussy (as Mrs. Chadwick fondly refers to her) then strolls off in search of a stiff drink.’
    • ‘He'll start bringing home two-bit hussies, whom I'll resent because they remind me of younger, more fun versions of myself.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘His newly discovered letters to a friend reveal he thought her a forward hussy who was determined to seduce him.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And when it came time to act out some Shakespeare parts, I ended up playing a hussy.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘We could do this all day’ Aurora said laughing, ‘just trust me, he will not think you are a hussy.’’
    • ‘She will likely call her a hussy for finding someone so soon after a divorce she doesn't agree with.’
    • ‘Lorraine tried to make Elaine look the hussy too, of course.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In the first scenario, she'll be remembered as the jaded hussy who couldn't see the value of what she had been given.’
    • ‘All stories are trying to make the alleged victim look like a hussy.’
    • ‘The good little girl was now the opportunistic hussy dumping her man to get together with the new most popular boy in school.’
    minx, madam, coquette, tease, seductress, lolita, jezebel
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Late Middle English: contraction of housewife (the original sense); the current sense dates from the mid 17th century.