Definition of Mr abbreviation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (British English) (also Mr. North American English, British English) abbreviation
    BrE BrE//ˈmɪstə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪstər//
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  1. 1  a 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. see also mister
    Word Originlate Middle English: originally an abbreviation of master; compare with mister.Idioms (informal) 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). (informal) 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.
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