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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hussy  \Hus"sy\,  n.  [Contr.  fr  huswife.] 
  1.  A  housewife  or  housekeeper.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  A  worthless  woman  or  girl;  a  forward  wench;  a  jade;  -- 
  used  as  a  term  of  contempt  or  reproach.  --Grew. 
 
  3.  A  pert  girl;  a  frolicsome  or  sportive  young  woman;  --  used 
  jocosely.  --Goldsmith. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hussy  \Hus"sy\,  n.  [From  Icel.  h?si  a  case,  prob.  fr  h?s  house. 
  See  {House},  and  cf  {Housewife}  a  bag,  {Huswife}  a  bag.] 
  A  case  or  bag.  See  {Housewife},  2. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Housewife  \House"wife`\,  n.  [House  +  wife.  Cf  {Hussy}.] 
  1.  The  wife  of  a  householder;  the  mistress  of  a  family;  the 
  female  head  of  a  household.  --Shak. 
 
  He  a  good  husband,  a  good  housewife  she  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  (Usually  pronounced  ?.)  [See  {Hussy},  in  this  sense.]  A 
  little  case  or  bag  for  materials  used  in  sewing,  and  for 
  other  articles  of  female  work  --  called  also  {hussy}. 
  [Written  also  {huswife}.]  --P.  Skelton. 
 
  3.  A  hussy.  [R.]  [Usually  written  {huswife}.]  --Shak. 
 
  {Sailor's  housewife},  a  ditty-bag. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hussy 
  n  :  a  woman  adulterer  [syn:  {adulteress},  {fornicatress},  {jade}, 
  {loose  woman},  {slut},  {strumpet}] 




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