American English

Definition of Mr. abbreviation from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a title that comes before a man's family name, or before his first and family names together Mr. Brown Mr. John Brown Mr. and Mrs. Brown
  2. 2a title used to address a man in some official positions Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. President
  3. 3(informal) (humorous) used before a description as a humorous name for a man with that quality Jack is known as Mr. Sensitive because he cries a lot. see also mister
  4. Idioms
    Mr. Big (informal)
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    the most important man in a group, especially the leader of a group of criminals
    Mr. Clean (informal)
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    a man, especially a politician, who is considered to be very honest and good The scandal destroyed his image as Mr. Clean.
    Mr. Nice Guy (informal)
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    a way of describing a man who is very honest and thinks about the wishes and feelings of other people I was tired of helping other people. From now on it was no more Mr. Nice Guy (= I would stop being pleasant and kind).
    Mr. Right (informal)
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    the man who would be the right husband for a particular woman I'm not getting married in a hurry—I'm waiting for Mr. Right to come along.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: Mr.