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Mrs.

 (mĭs′ĭz)
n. pl. Mmes. (mā-däm′, -dăm′)
1. Used as a courtesy title for a married, widowed, or divorced woman before her own surname or full name: Mrs. Doe; Mrs. Jane Doe. See Usage Note at miss2.
2. Used as a courtesy title for a married or widowed woman before the surname or full name of her husband: Mrs. Doe; Mrs. John Doe.
3. Used in informal titles for a married woman to indicate the epitomizing of an attribute or activity: Mrs. Wonderful; Mrs. Organization.

[Abbreviation of mistress.]
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Mrs.

- Originally, Mrs. was a shortened version of mistress, a word that used to mean "wife"; Mrs. cannot be written out.
See also related terms for mistress.
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Noun1.Mrs. - a form of address for a married womanMrs. - a form of address for a married woman
form of address, title of respect, title - an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.' or `General'; "the professor didn't like his friends to use his formal title"
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Translations

Mrs.

الْسَّيِدَةُ paní fru Frau Κα Sra. rouva Mme gospođa signora 既婚女性の名字の前に付ける敬称 ...여사 Mw fru Pani Sra. госпожа fru นาง Bayan 夫人
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