[ mis-ee ]
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noun,plural miss·ies.Informal.
  1. young miss; girl.

Origin of missy

First recorded in 1670–80; miss2 + -y2

Words Nearby missy

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How to use missy in a sentence

  • "God bless 'ee, missy," cried the old man in the shrill cracked voice of age, as he pressed up to the carriage window.

  • He to stay on at Firgrove with the dear boy and sweet little missy!

    Two Little Travellers | Frances Browne Arthur
  • An' where may you an' little missy be goin' at this time o' the evenin'?

    Two Little Travellers | Frances Browne Arthur
  • In these she dressed me, only just to see how pretty her own dear baby would look in missy's fine clothes.

    The Blue Jar Story Book | Maria Edgeworth
  • missy be keerful hyar,” whispered the woman, when at length the outskirts of the city were reached.

    A Daughter of the Union | Lucy Foster Madison

British Dictionary definitions for missy


/ (ˈmɪsɪ) /

nounplural missies
  1. informal an affectionate or sometimes disparaging form of address to a young girl

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