Definitions starting with M

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[cf. MISTRESS; cf. also US dial, the missus wife ADD] n. a polite term of address to a woman; lady, wife: 1880 I was 'fered to talk to the missuses (Ives 157). 1888 Their faith in the Queen is unbounded, and they call her "the good missus"(Powles 118). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2010-11-13 14:27
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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