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Mr.

[mis-ter] /ˈmɪs tər/
plural Messrs.
[mes-erz] /ˈmɛs ərz/ (Show IPA)
1.
mister: a title of respect prefixed to a man's name or position:
Mr. Lawson; Mr. President.
2.
a title prefixed to a mock surname that is used to represent possession of a particular attribute, identity, etc., especially in an idealized or excessive way:
Mr. Democrat; Mr. Perfect; Mr. Macho.
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  • Mr. Milbrey glanced at the two shells of the orange which the butler was then removing.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • Now, Mr. Bines, I like him and I dare say you've done the best thing for him, unusual as it was.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • You may have noticed that night at the Oldakers'—well, women, Mr. Bines, are uncertain.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • Mr. Paine did not admire Mrs. Davis, and was not likely to be influenced by her prejudices.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • Not only that, but he would get into trouble with Mr. Paine on account of the damage which it had received.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
Word Origin and History for Mr.

mid-15c., abbreviation of master (n.); also see mister. Used from 1814 with a following noun or adjective, to denote "the exemplar or embodiment of that quality" (e.g. Mr. Right "the only man a woman wishes to marry," 1826; Mr. Fix-It, 1912; Mr. Big, 1940). The plural Messrs. (1779) is an abbreviation of French messieurs, plural of monsieur, used in English to supply the plural of Mr., which is lacking.

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