Definition of missus in English:

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missus

Pronunciation: /ˈmɪsəz/
(also missis)

noun

1 informal A person’s wife: I promised the missus I’d be home by eleven
More example sentences
  • At least I was too ill to be nagged by the missus into doing housework.
  • Well I'll put it this way - the missus doesn't expect me before about nine every day anyway, so as long as nothin comes up at closing time, I'm always on!
  • I just got in from a day trip with sleepover - hang on, that makes it an overnighter - trip to down south, for fun filled frivolity in Sorrento, and a catch up with the missus.
1.1British informal Used as a form of address to a woman whose name is not known: sit down, missus
More example sentences
  • ‘You'd better watch out, missus,’ I said to Dolly, ‘I feel a pellucid coming on.’
  • Well, if that's the way you want it, missus, that's the way it's going to have to be.
  • I was surprised, though, when Bridget's head popped up eventually and she said, ‘Welcome back, missus.’

Origin

Late 18th century: representing an informal pronunciation of mistress; compare with Mrs.

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