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n. pl. miss·ies Informal
Used as a familiar term of address for a young woman or girl.


n, pl missies
informal an affectionate or sometimes disparaging form of address to a young girl


(ˈmɪs i)

n., pl. miss•ies,
adj. n.
1. young girl; miss.
2. of or pertaining to misses' clothing or sizes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.missy - a young womanmissy - a young woman; "a young lady of 18"
babe, sister, baby - (slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young women
belle - a young woman who is the most charming and beautiful of several rivals; "she was the belle of the ball"
bimbo - a young woman indulged by rich and powerful older men
chachka, tchotchke, tchotchkeleh, tsatske, tshatshke - (Yiddish) an attractive, unconventional woman
chit - a dismissive term for a girl who is immature or who lacks respect; "she was incensed that this chit of a girl should dare to make a fool of her in front of the class"; "she's a saucy chit"
colleen - an Irish girl
dame, wench, doll, chick, bird, skirt - informal terms for a (young) woman
flapper - a young woman in the 1920s who flaunted her unconventional conduct and dress
gal - alliterative term for girl (or woman)
gamine - a girl of impish appeal
Gibson girl - the idealized American girl of the 1890s as pictured by C. D. Gibson
jeune fille, lass, lassie, young girl - a girl or young woman who is unmarried
maiden, maid - an unmarried girl (especially a virgin)
May queen, queen of the May - the girl chosen queen of a May Day festival
mill-girl - a girl who works in a mill
party girl - an attractive young woman hired to attend parties and entertain men
peri - a beautiful and graceful girl
ring girl - a young woman who holds up cards indicating the number of the next round at prize fights
rosebud - (a literary reference to) a pretty young girl
sex bomb, sex kitten, sexpot - a young woman who is thought to have sex appeal
shop girl - a young female shop assistant
soubrette - a pert or flirtatious young girl
sweater girl - a girl with an attractive bust who wears tight sweaters
hoyden, tomboy, romp - a girl who behaves in a boyish manner
valley girl - a girl who grew up in the tract housing in the San Fernando Valley
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
working girl - a young woman who is employed


n (inf)Fräuleinchen nt (inf), → kleines Fräulein
References in classic literature ?
Featherstone was still applauding the last performance, and assuring missy that her voice was as clear as a blackbird's, when Mr.
There's none can save you now, missy," Mullins hissed jeeringly.
But help came in the form of business owners Charlie and Nuala Doocey, who pledged PS1,490 to make it possible for Missy to get her scan.
In a program held later in the evening, Missy led family members in toasting the couple.
RSPCA inspector Kris Walker, who investigated the complaint, said: "When I first saw Missy I couldn't even tell she was a dog, let alone what breed she was.
Simm returns to the role for the first time since New Year's Day 2010 and will meet Michelle Gomez's Missy before battling the Doctor during the two-part finale.
Nearly all the quotations incorporated by Miller come from sports websites and Missy's Twitter feed, making Missy seem distant from the reader.
Missy, though forced to adapt to the challenges of these events, always manages to find solace in the wonder that overlays her home: in birds that carry messages heavenword, or in the tangible kiss left by her grandfather as his spirit rose.
Stone said: "Last night my dog Missy got rushed to the vets with internal bleeding, I was told she could have only a few hours to live.
Missy was by Joss's side when two men with knives, hammers, and a garden hose were foiled in a kidnap attempt in June 2011.
As a woman of a certain age I fall between two types of roles, but with Missy I'm not playing a mum or someone in the background of a shot.