Definition of Mrs in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɪsɪz/


The title used before a surname or full name to address or refer to a married woman without a higher or honorific or professional title: Mrs Sally Jones
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  • The only thing left was to ask Nick to buy an extra return ticket for the ferry Tuesday afternoon in the name of a Mrs S. Owen, but pay cash for this one.
  • On the appeal a Mrs Tunstall, a professional psychologist, gave evidence.
  • Although he never married, his long relationship with a Mrs Louisa Barrow produced four children, all of whom bore his name.


Early 17th century: abbreviation of mistress; compare with missus.

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