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n. pl. miss·ies Informal
Used as a familiar term of address for a young woman or girl.
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n, pl missies
informal an affectionate or sometimes disparaging form of address to a young girl
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(ˈmɪs i)

n., pl. miss•ies,
adj. n.
1. young girl; miss.
2. of or pertaining to misses' clothing or sizes.
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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
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n (inf)Fräuleinchen nt (inf), → kleines Fräulein
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References in classic literature ?
"Missy, missy!" the policeman began again, taking the money.
It's shameful, missy, it's a shame!" He shook his head again, shocked, sympathetic and indignant.
"There's a slice of bread-and-butter, missy. You must wait for your egg till I can boil it.
Go to the window, missy; I thought I heard a horse.
Featherstone was still applauding the last performance, and assuring missy that her voice was as clear as a blackbird's, when Mr.
"What's little missy's name?" said Tom, at last, when he thought matters were ripe to push such an inquiry.
Earnshaw were engaging Missy's attention by sundry gay trifles bought for her to present to the little Lintons, as an acknowledgment of their kindness.
You've burned to death, our treasure, Katie, my precious little missy! Ooh!" lamented Aniska, who at the sight of the fire felt that she too must give expression to her feelings.
"There's none can save you now, missy," Mullins hissed jeeringly.
"Come on, Missy; tea is ready," added the Prince encouragingly.
And during the week, Alyson once again joined the rapper to perform her signature dance during Missy's set.
PUFF AT THE TOP Missy Elliott in bizarre outfit shock