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missis

[ mis-iz, -is ]

noun

  1. Older Use. wife:

    I'll have to ask the missis.

  2. the mistress of a household.


missis

/ -ɪs; ˈmɪsɪz /

noun

  1. a variant spelling of missus


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Word History and Origins

Origin of missis1

First recorded in 1780–90; variant of mistress
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Example Sentences

To this the fat boy, considerably terrified, briefly responded, “Missis.”

I'll put my missis up to going to the town and getting speech of her, and telling her a bit of her danger.

When no little voice responded to the call, she went to the sitting-room and said, "Missis, have you seen Tommy?"

The words Mrs. Lawton most frequently heard were, "It was cruel of missis to take away little Tommy."

Master went out earlier, and came home later; missis cried more, and looked even paler than before.

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