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Messrs

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɛsəz
 
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Definition of Messrs in English:

plural noun

Used as a title to refer formally to more than one man simultaneously, or in names of companies: Messrs Sotheby
More example sentences
  • So should Messrs Hooper, Wilson, Baillie, Lees and Khouri - and a few females.
  • The cattle were shipped by Messrs Cosgrave and Clarke, Cattle Dealers.
  • Performing works for transverse flute and harpsichord were the young Messrs.

Origin

late 18th century: abbreviation of Messieurs.

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