- also missis1) N-SING: poss/the N Some people refer to a man's wife as his missus. [INFORMAL]
That's what bugs my missus more than anything...
I do a bit of shopping for the missus.Syn:2) N-VOC In some parts of Britain, people use missus as a very informal way of addressing a woman who they do not know.
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MISSUS — I. MISSUS Gallis Mes de mariage, ius quod domino castri d Assi competit, quod eiusmodi est, ut ex singulis cibis, qui in vasallorum nuptiis apponuntur, discus unus ad dominum deferri debeat. Cui simile debetur Domino de la Boullaye in Normannia,… … Hofmann J. Lexicon universale
missus — mis|sus missis [ˈmısız] n [singular] spoken informal [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: mistress] 1.) a man s wife, or girlfriend who lives with him ▪ How s the missus? 2.) BrE used when speaking to a woman whose name you do not know ▪ Hey, missus, are… … Dictionary of contemporary English
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missus — noun (singular) 1 informal a man s wife: How s the missus? 2 spoken, especially BrE used when addressing a woman whose name you do not know: Hey, missus, are these your kids? … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
missus — /ˈmɪsəs/ (say misuhs), / səz/ (say suhz) noun Colloquial 1. a wife 2. a. the mistress of a household. b. the wife of the owner of a rural property: to ask the missus for some tea and sugar. 3. (a term of address, without a name, for a woman):… … Australian English dictionary
missus — or missis noun Etymology: alteration of mistress Date: 1790 1. dialect mistress 1a 2. wife < men spend money on themselves, but argue over every dime the missus wants W. A. Lydgate > … New Collegiate Dictionary