A sweet little lass.
An example of a lass is a young girl in Scotland.
- a young woman; girl
- a sweetheart
- Scot. a girl servant; maid
Origin of lassnorth Middle English lasce, lasse: probably from Anglo-N an unverified form lasqa from Old Norse l?skr, weak, idle from Indo-European an unverified form l?id-, variant, variety of base an unverified form l?i- from source late, let
- A girl or young woman.
- A sweetheart.
Origin of lassMiddle English las probably of Scandinavian origin
Still prevalent in Scottish English and Northern English dialects such as Geordie (Tyneside), Wearside/County Durham, Northumberland/Northumbrian, Teesside and Yorkshire. Sometimes used poetically in other dialects of English.
From Middle English lasse, from Old Norse *lasqa (“an unmarried woman"). Cognate with Scots lassie.