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mister

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[ mis-ter ]
/ ˈmɪs tər /
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noun
verb (used with object)
to address or speak of as “mister” or “Mr.”
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Origin of mister

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First recorded in 1545–55; variant of master

Other definitions for mister (2 of 2)

mister2
[ mis-ter ]
/ ˈmɪs tər /

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

Origin of mister

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British Dictionary definitions for mister (1 of 2)

mister
/ (ˈmɪstə) sometimes capital /

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 navy the 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

British Dictionary definitions for mister (2 of 2)

Mister
/ (ˈmɪstə) /

noun
the full form of Mr
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