Definition of missus noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmɪsɪz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪsɪz//
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  1. 1(also missis) (informal, becoming old-fashioned) (used after ‘the’, ‘my’, ‘your’, ‘his’) a man’s wife How's the missus (= your wife)? My missus won’t let me smoke in the house.
  2. 2(informal) (used especially by young people) girlfriend My missus doesn't like computer games. my current missus
  3. 3(also missis) (slang, becoming old-fashioned) used by some people as a form of address to a woman whose name they do not know Is this your bag, missus?
  4. Word Originlate 18th cent.: representing an informal pronunciation of mistress; compare with Mrs.
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