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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.
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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.
So, when she turned 10, the family decided that raising a few birds for eggs would help Missy learn about chickens as well as help her earn, save, and appreciate the value of a hard-earned dollar.
Mary Cantando, Growth Expert of The Woman's Advantage[R], today announced that Missy Tincher's advice has been included in the calendar which was released on September 20.
If Missy hadn't alerted me to it, I might not be here.
Confirming the news, Missy Peregrym tweeted a picture of herself with her husband Zachary Levi.
However, the silhouettes in the collection are intended to flatter women of all ages, shapes, and sizes," says Missy Robertson.
Missy and I are not in the same class or even the same grade.
Barcelona: Missy Franklin blazed the brightest trail at the world championships in Barcelona with a record six golds but Katie Ledecky was not far behind with a rare treble of distance titles, two world records and a relay triumph.
The medical team gave round-the-clock care to Missy for two weeks, but the leg refused to heal and left her owners with little choice but to opt for an amputation.