- a term of respect used by cadets in addressing upperclassmen: used with surname.
- a term of disparagement used by upperclassmen in addressing cadets: Mister, tuck in that shirttail!
verb (used with object)
Origin of mister1
Definition for mister (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for mister
Mister Ham in need of cash: That is something a lot of people will not believe.
And this week it was Mister Ham, General Delivery, United States.
“Maybe you need a good overcoat for Christmas,” Mister Ham was saying.
Nobody bothered to tell Mister Ham about it until the following August.
And it was sad, very sad, to be with Mister Ham Wednesday afternoon.
"Just the same, Mister, you get down off that little boy," ordered Mr. Felsburg.Back Home|Irvin S. Cobb
Strike—any—gait—that—suits—you,—Mister;—I guess—I—will—be —able—to—keep—up—with—you.Andersonville, complete|John McElroy
My business is private, mister; I wants to see the head man.Children of the Mist|Eden Phillpotts
That's got a handle to it but it ain't so much like the handle to an ice pitcher as Mister is.Shavings|Joseph C. Lincoln
I had heard my father talk of England's power and might, and Mister Moultrie seemed to me a very brave man in his little fort.The Crossing|Winston Churchill
British Dictionary definitions for mister (1 of 2)
- the official form of address for subordinate or senior warrant officers
- the official form of address for all officers in a merchant ship, other than the captain
- US navy the official form of address used by the commanding officer to his officers, esp to the more junior
Word Origin for mister
British Dictionary definitions for mister (2 of 2)
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.