How has the word hussy changed?

hussy (n.)

the pronunciation shifted to match the spelling. The sense gradually broadened colloquially to mean “any woman or girl.” By 1650 the word was especially applied to “a woman or girl who shows casual or improper behavior” (short for pert hussy, etc.), and it had lost all but its derogatory sense by mid-18c.

What does hussy mean in the UK?

hussy in British English

(ˈhʌsɪ , -zɪ) nounWord forms: plural -sies. 1. derogatory. a promiscuous woman.

How old is the word hussy?

The use of “hussy” as a pejorative arose in the mid-17th century, but the word “hussy” itself (in a variety of spellings including “hussey,” “hizzie,” and “huzzie”) had already been kicking around in common usage since the early 1500s.

What does shameless hussy mean?

(old-fashioned, disapproving) ​a girl or woman who behaves in a way that is considered morally wrong. You shameless hussy!

How do you spell hussy plural?

noun, plural hus·sies.

What Jezebel means?

Definition of Jezebel

1 : the Phoenician wife of Ahab who according to the account in I and II Kings pressed the cult of Baal on the Israelite kingdom but was finally killed in accordance with Elijah’s prophecy. 2 often not capitalized : an impudent, shameless, or morally unrestrained woman.