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See also: mrs, Mrs., and MRS


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From mistress.


  • IPA(key): /ˈmɪsɪz/
    Rhymes: -ɪsɪz
  • (US dialects, especially, Southern US) IPA(key): /ˈmɪs/, /ˈmɪz/
    Homophones: Ms, miss (see further homophones in Ms)


Mrs (plural Mmes)

  1. (UK) A title used before an adult female's name or surname. Traditionally reserved for married individuals and used with the married surname.
    • 1775, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The Rivals:
      Mrs Malaprop said, “He’s as headstrong as an allegory on the banks of the Nile.”
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 12, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      There were many wooden chairs for the bulk of his visitors, and two wicker armchairs with red cloth cushions for superior people. From the packing-cases had emerged some Indian clubs, […], and all these articles […] made a scattered and untidy decoration that Mrs. Clough assiduously dusted and greatly cherished.

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