missus

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

missis

Definition of missus

  1. 1 informal + old-fashioned :  wife … everybody knew Mr. Levov and everybody asked after the missus and the boys. — Philip Roth

  2. 2 British, informal —used to address a woman whose name is not known

  3. 3 dialect :  mistress 1a

Origin and Etymology of missus

alteration of mistress


First Known Use: 1790



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