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Mr.

[mis-ter]
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plural Messrs. [mes-erz] /ˈmɛs ərz/.
  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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Messrs.

[mes-erz]
  1. plural of Mr.
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Related Words for messrs

boy, guy, father, brother, son, fellow, husband, he, sir, grandfather, gentleman, gent, Mr., beau, papa, swain, spouse, boyfriend, uncle, nephew

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British Dictionary definitions for messrs

Messrs

noun
  1. the plural of Mr
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Word Origin for Messrs

C18: abbreviation from French messieurs
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Word Origin and History for messrs

abbreviation of messieurs (1620s), which is the plural of French monsieur (see monsieur).

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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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