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 for Hussy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              He a good husband, a good housewife she. --Dryden.
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     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.
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     3. A hussy. [R.] [Usually written huswife.] --Shak.
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     Sailor's housewife, a ditty-bag. Housewife

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hussy \Hus"sy\, n. [Contr. fr. huswife.]
     1. A housewife or housekeeper. [Obs.]
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     2. A worthless woman or girl; a forward wench; a jade; --
        used as a term of contempt or reproach. --Grew.
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     3. A pert girl; a frolicsome or sportive young woman; -- used
        jocosely. --Goldsmith.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a woman adulterer [syn: adulteress, fornicatress,
           hussy, jade, loose woman, slut, strumpet,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  53 Moby Thesaurus words for "hussy":
     Jezebel, bad woman, baggage, bitch, boldface, brazenface, broad,
     chippy, chutzpanik, clitoromaniac, cocotte, drab, easy lay,
     easy woman, floozy, frail sister, grisette, harridan,
     hysteromaniac, jade, jezebel, loose woman, malapert, minx, nymphet,
     nympho, nymphomaniac, pickup, pup, puppy, quean, saucebox,
     slattern, slut, smart aleck, smart-ass, smarty, smarty-pants, snip,
     strumpet, swaggerer, tart, tramp, trollop, trull, upstart,
     uteromaniac, wanton, wench, whippersnapper, whore, wise guy,

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