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An attractive young woman.‘who is the popsy with that bloke?’
lady, girl, member of the fair sex, member of the gentle sex, femaleView synonyms
- ‘He must be capable of entertaining politicians, industrialists, the unemployed, pickpockets, gamblers, philanthropists, popsies and prudes.’
- ‘But that doesn't mean we're likely to see a flowering of Tunbridge Wells babes or Peterborough popsies where highminded headlines and stalwart values used to reign supreme.’
Mid 19th century: alteration of poppet.
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