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MRS degree Syllabification: M·R·S de·gree
Pronunciation: /ˌemäˈres dəˌɡrē/

Definition of MRS degree in English:

noun

humorous
Used to refer to the marriage or engagement of a woman pursuing higher education at a college or university: many coeds hoped to get their MRS degree before graduation
More example sentences
  • She has a young man sitting here on the front who will confer the MRS degree upon her in a few months.
  • She grew up in one of my state's richest neighborhoods and went to college for an MRS degree, while he dropped out of college after two years to do construction work.
  • Back when I was in college, we used to turn our noses up at the girls getting their "M.R.S. Degrees".

Origin

1940s: alteration of Mrs. to resemble abbreviations for academic degrees such as MBA and MS2.

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