One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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
- ‘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.’
- ‘He must be capable of entertaining politicians, industrialists, the unemployed, pickpockets, gamblers, philanthropists, popsies and prudes.’
Mid 19th century: alteration of poppet.
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