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 Dictionary entry overview: What does missy mean? 

MISSY (noun)
  The noun MISSY has 1 sense:

1. a young woman

  Familiarity information: MISSY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

MISSY (noun)

Sense 1missy [BACK TO TOP]


A young woman

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


fille; girl; miss; missy; young lady; young woman

Context example:

a young lady of 18

Hypernyms ("missy" is a kind of...):

adult female; woman (an adult female person (as opposed to a man))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "missy"):

baby; sister ((slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young women)

party girl (an attractive young woman hired to attend parties and entertain men)

peri (a beautiful and graceful girl)

ring girl (a young woman who holds up cards indicating the number of the next round at prize fights)

rosebud ((a literary reference to) a pretty young girl)

sex bomb; sex kitten; sexpot (a young woman who is thought to have sex appeal)

shop girl (a young female shop assistant)

soubrette (a pert or flirtatious young girl)

sweater girl (a girl with an attractive bust who wears tight sweaters)

hoyden; romp; tomboy (a girl who behaves in a boyish manner)

valley girl (a girl who grew up in the tract housing in the San Fernando Valley)

mill-girl (a girl who works in a mill)

May queen; queen of the May (the girl chosen queen of a May Day festival)

belle (a young woman who is the most charming and beautiful of several rivals)

bimbo (a young woman indulged by rich and powerful older men)

colleen (an Irish girl)

bird; chick; dame; doll; skirt; wench (informal terms for a (young) woman)

flapper (a young woman in the 1920s who flaunted her unconventional conduct and dress)

gal (alliterative term for girl (or woman))

gamine (a girl of impish appeal)

Gibson girl (the idealized American girl of the 1890s as pictured by C. D. Gibson)

jeune fille; lass; lassie; young girl (a girl or young woman who is unmarried)

maid; maiden (an unmarried girl (especially a virgin))

working girl (a young woman who is employed)

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