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See also: mis, mis-, miš, miss, miß, and MIS


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Miss (plural Misses or Mlles)

  1. Form of address for an unmarried woman.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 6, Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      She was so mad she wouldn't speak to me for quite a spell, but at last I coaxed her into going up to Miss Emmeline's room and fetching down a tintype of the missing Deacon man.
  2. Form of address for a teacher or a waitress.
    Excuse me Miss, Donny's been pinching my pencils again.

Usage notes[edit]

  • When referring to people with the same name, either of two forms may be used: Misses Brown or Miss Browns.


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