mister

1
[mis-ter]

noun

verb (used with object)

to address or speak of as “mister” or “Mr.”

Origin of mister

1
First recorded in 1545–55; variant of master

mister

2
[mis-ter]

noun

a spray, nozzle, or similar device for misting plants.

Origin of mister

2
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Related Words for mister

sir, man, Esquire, monsieur, signor

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British Dictionary definitions for mister

mister

noun

an informal form of address for a man
navy
  1. the official form of address for subordinate or senior warrant officers
  2. the official form of address for all officers in a merchant ship, other than the captain
  3. US navythe official form of address used by the commanding officer to his officers, esp to the more junior
British the form of address for a surgeon
the form of address for officials holding certain positionsmister chairman

verb

(tr) informal to call (someone) mister

Word Origin for mister

C16: variant of master

Mister

noun

the full form of Mr
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Word Origin and History for mister

as a title of courtesy before a man's Christian name, mid-15c., unaccented variant of master. As a form of address, without a name and with a tinge of rudeness, from 1760.

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