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[mis-ee] /ˈmɪs i/
noun, plural missies. Informal.
young miss; girl.
Origin of missy
First recorded in 1670-80; miss2 + -y2 Unabridged
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  • But when missy, all mute appeal, extended him the report, he looked it over in silence and then passed it on to mother.

    Missy Dana Gatlin
  • I expect the missy is keeping her eyes open, if the truth was known.

    Love at Paddington W. Pett Ridge
  • missy did not hurry to take him back, and they had an old-time talk, and a great many kisses and promises.

    Missy Miriam Coles Harris
  • The tea's all ready, see, missy, and your bread and butter's laid out.

    Hoodie Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
  • "Listen, missy," she said, after a few moments; her brief emotion passed.

    Missy Miriam Coles Harris
British Dictionary definitions for missy


noun (pl) missies
(informal) an affectionate or sometimes disparaging form of address to a young girl
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Word Origin and History for missy

"young girl," 1670s, playful form of miss (n.2), chiefly among servants at first.

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