- 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
Origin of mister2
Examples from the Web for mister
Contemporary Examples of 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.
Historical Examples of mister
"Let's git out, mister," cried Old Bill, clutching Mortimer's arm.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
There is no need for Miss or Mister in the savage jungle, Virginia.The Monster Men
Edgar Rice Burroughs
So I sed to him, "Mister, did you lose anythin' 'round here any place?"Uncles Josh's Punkin Centre Stories
I don't believe you, Mister Duncan—or whatever your name is.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
Mister Tom he locked him up last night in one of the south bedrooms.The Inn at the Red Oak
- 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 navythe official form of address used by the commanding officer to his officers, esp to the more junior
Word Origin 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.