- Older Use. wife: I'll have to ask the missis.
- the mistress of a household.
Origin of missis
First recorded in 1780–90; variant of mistress
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Examples from the Web for missis
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
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
- a variant spelling of missus
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