Saturday, July 18, 2009

Hard to Believe this Word is Derived from "Housewife"

funny word of the day: hussy

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

Pronunciation: \ˈhə-sē, -zē\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural hussies
Etymology: alteration of Middle English huswif housewife, from hus house + wif wife, woman
Date: 1505
1 : a lewd or brazen woman
2 : a saucy or mischievous girl

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