missus


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mis·sus

or mis·sis (mĭs′ĭz, -ĭs)
n.
1. The mistress of a household. Often used with the.
2. Informal One's wife or girlfriend. Often used with the: Tell the missus I said hello.

[Alteration of mistress.]

missus

(ˈmɪsɪz; -ɪs) or

missis

n
1. the missus informal one's wife or the wife of the person addressed or referred to
2. an informal term of address for a woman
[C19: spoken version of Mistress]

mis•sis

or mis•sus

(ˈmɪs əz, -əs)

n.
1. Informal. wife.
2. the mistress of a household.
[1780–90; assimilated pronoun of mistress]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.missus - informal term of address for someone's wifemissus - informal term of address for someone's wife
married woman, wife - a married woman; a man's partner in marriage
Translations

missus

missis [ˈmɪsɪs ˈmɪsɪz] n
(= wife) my missus, the missus → bobonne f
I'm going to do a bit of shopping for the missus → Je vais faire quelques courses pour bobonne.
thanks, missus → merci M'dame Miss World nMiss monde f

missus

[ˈmɪsɪz] n (fam)
a. the missus (wife) → mia moglie
how's your missus? → come sta tua moglie?
b. (Brit) (term of addresss) → signora
References in classic literature ?
Ole missus -- dat's Miss Watson -- she pecks on me all de time, en treats me pooty rough, but she awluz said she wouldn' sell me down to Orleans.
Ole Missus, de house of plum' jam full o' people, en dey's jes a-spi'lin' to see de gen'lemen
I see it upon your lips, governor, to ask after my missus, and I thank you for your condescending interest.
No; but the missus is," said Beaufort, nodding carelessly to the young man.
Well, good-bye, sir," said 'Erb, "and I 'ope we shall 'ave as nice a doctor next time the missus disgraces 'erself.
A BYSTANDER [on the lady's right] He won't get no cab not until half-past eleven, missus, when they come back after dropping their theatre fares.
Besides, deep down in their hearts there was a strange and peculiar attachment to "old Marster" and "old Missus," and to their children, which they found it hard to think of breaking off.
I warn you if bark again I shall go straight for master and missus and bring them home from the party, and then, oh, won't master whip you, just.
Yes, sir, every evening; she's my eldest, and three nods from her means that the missus is a little better.
E and the missus would be like two babes left out in a bundle.
Tell us quick--what did the Missus say to the Maid?
Only the captain and his missus are sleeping on board.