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



(British English) (also Ms. North American English, British English) abbreviation
BrE BrE//mɪz//
; NAmE NAmE//mɪz//
; BrE BrE//məz//
; NAmE NAmE//məz//
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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 Word Origin1950s: combination of Mrs and Miss (see miss).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Ms