Missis Mis"sis, n. A mistress; a wife; -- so used by the illiterate. --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster]

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  • Missis — Missis, Ort im asiatisch türk. Wilajet Adana, mit 2000 Einw., das antike Mopsuhestia (s. d.) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • missis — [mis′iz] n. [altered < MISTRESS, MRS.] [Informal or Dial.] Informal Dial. 1. one s wife: also used with the 2. the mistress of a household: used with the …   English World dictionary

  • missis —    , missus    These spellings represent the spoken form of ‘Mrs’, as it is always written when prefixed to the last name of a married woman. ‘Missis’ could be described as an incorrect form of ‘madam’, used by uneducated, or unsophisticated… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • missis — /mis iz, is/, n. 1. Older Use. wife: I ll have to ask the missis. 2. the mistress of a household. Also, missus. [1780 90; var. of MISTRESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • missis — mis|sis [ mısıs ] noun singular HUMOROUS a person s wife: I m waiting for the missis …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • missis — n. (also missus) sl. or joc. 1 a form of address to a woman. 2 a wife. Phrases and idioms: the missis my or your wife. Etymology: corrupt. of MISTRESS: cf. MRS …   Useful english dictionary

  • missis — noun see missus …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Missis — Mis|sis 〈[mı̣sız] f.; Gen.: , Pl.: es [ sızıs]; Abk.: Mrs. 〉 Frau (engl. Anrede für verheiratete Frauen, allein stehend od. vor dem Namen) [Etym.: engl. <mittelengl. mittelfrz. maistre <afrz. maistresse, Fem. zu maistre; → Mister] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • missis — mis|sis [ˈmısız] n another spelling of ↑missus …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • missis — [[t]mɪ̱sɪz[/t]] see missus …   English dictionary

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