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missus

noun mis·sus \ˈmi-səz, -səs, especially Southern -zəz\

Simple Definition of missus

  • —used to address a woman whose name is not known

Full Definition of missus

  1. 1 dial :  mistress 1a

  2. 2 :  wife <men spend money on themselves, but argue over every dime the missus wants — W. A. Lydgate>

Examples of missus

  1. <usually the missus has the final say-so on buying a house, and the mister has the last word on the purchase of a car>



Variants of missus

or mis·sis play \ˈmi-səz, -səs, especially Southern -zəz\

Origin of missus

alteration of mistress


First Known Use: 1790

Rhymes with missus


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