missus

[ mis-uh z, -uh s ]
/ ˈmɪs əz, -əs /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for missus

missus

missis

/ (ˈmɪsɪz, -ɪs) /

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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