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Origin of mess

1250–1300; Middle English mes<Old French: a course at a meal <Late Latin missus what is sent (i.e., put on the table), noun use of past participle of Latin mittere to send
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British Dictionary definitions for mess

mess
/ (mɛs) /

noun
verb

Word Origin for mess

C13: from Old French mes dish of food, from Late Latin missus course (at table), from Latin mittere to send forth, set out
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