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[mis-iz, -is]
  1. Older Use. wife: I'll have to ask the missis.
  2. the mistress of a household.
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Also missus.

Origin of missis

First recorded in 1780–90; variant of mistress
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Examples from the Web for missis

Historical Examples

  • He's gone to bed, and missis is putting him a plaster on his chest.

    The Channings

    Mrs. Henry Wood

  • "The missis has told me about your letter, Jim," said the farmer.

    Great Uncle Hoot-Toot

    Mrs. Molesworth

  • The Missis says you're to please move your things into the blue room, please Miss.

  • Please, Miss Joy, the Missis says will you go to her about your frock.

  • Also, thar's nothin' in that corral bluff of Missis Rucker's.

    Faro Nell and Her Friends

    Alfred Henry Lewis

British Dictionary definitions for missis


  1. a variant spelling of missus
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