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Definition of Ms. abbreviation from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1  a title that comes before a woman's family name or before her first and family names together, and that can be used when you do not want to state whether she is married or not Ms. Murphy Ms. Jean Murphy compare miss, Mrs.
  2. 2(informal) (humorous) used before a description as a humorous name for a woman with that quality Carol is such a Ms. Know-it-all—she has an answer for everything.
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