missus

[mis-uh z, -uh s]

noun


Nearby words

  1. misspent,
  2. misstate,
  3. misstatement,
  4. misstep,
  5. misstrike,
  6. missy,
  7. mist,
  8. mist.,
  9. mistakable,
  10. mistake

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British Dictionary definitions for missus

missus

missis

noun

the missus informal one's wife or the wife of the person addressed or referred to
an informal term of address for a woman

Word Origin for missus

C19: spoken version of Mistress

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Word Origin and History for missus

missus

n.

corruption of mistress; as oral form of Mrs., from 1790; the missus "the wife" attested by 1833.

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