- a title of respect prefixed to the surname or full name of a married woman: Mrs. Jones; Mrs. Susan Jones.
- 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: Mrs. Punctuality.
Origin of Mrs.
Examples from the Web for mrs
"Kate sought me out and gave me a hug just before she left," said Mrs Smith afterwards to a reporter at the Daily Mail.Tearful Kate Weeps After Meeting Mother Whose Baby Died
November 25, 2014
Mrs Saldanha, 46, answered the call and transferred it to a colleague, who gave details of the duchess's condition.
At last month's inquest, Coroner Fiona Wilcox concluded Mrs Saldanha had taken her own life.
The tragedy was compounded for Mrs Estoya when she learned that her 21-year-old daughter, Victoria, had died as well.Typhoon Haiyan: The Philippine Village that Lost Its Men
November 17, 2013
Still asleep in the luxurious four-poster bed of the expensive $10 million house was beautiful wife Mrs Brown.Do Make Fun of Dan Brown
May 12, 2013
Think of Mrs M. falling into hysterics about a Captain Hope!
Mrs M. is a humbug—not a drop of information can I get for love or money.
Sometimes it was Mrs Verloc who would appear at the call of the cracked bell.
Mrs Verloc, on her back, and staring at the ceiling, made a remark.
“I wish he had never been to school,” Mrs Verloc began again brusquely.
- a title used before the name or names of a married woman
Word Origin and History for mrs
1580s, abbreviation of mistress (q.v.), originally in all uses of that word. The plural Mmes. is an abbreviation of French mesdames, plural of madame, used in English to serve as the plural of Mrs., which is lacking. Pronunciation "missis" was considered vulgar at least into 18c. (cf missus). The Mrs. "one's wife" is from 1920.