[mis-uh z, -uh s]
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Examples from the Web for missus
The missus and the kids pay intermittent lip service to living on a farm.What Did TJ Mean By “Pursuit of Happiness,” Anyway?
P. J. O’Rourke
June 8, 2014
To help him along as the Republicans enter primary season, emotion has been outsourced to the missus.Ann Romney's Milk-and-Cookies Style Emphasizes Mitt's Softer Side
December 20, 2011
His account of what had happened after the death of "the Missus" only confirmed my fears.
Say, Missus, didn't de Sheriff say dat was a perfec' likeness?
"Ax the missus for soap to wash 'em," said Matthew, with a grin.Great Uncle Hoot-Toot
Yes, I consent to take you out; I don't mind owning you for my missus.Jan and Her Job
L. Allen Harker
He must have hooked his missus's stocking with all the savings gained at very hard work.L'Assommoir
- the missus informal one's wife or the wife of the person addressed or referred to
- an informal term of address for a woman
C19: spoken version of Mistress
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Word Origin and History for missus
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