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Missy, Miss

/mis, miz/ [Car.; US dial. idem; from shortening of mistress] n. a title of respect used with a woman's first or last name, whether or not she is married: 1888 All ladies, married or single, are called "Miss" or "Missey" indiscriminately (Powles 154). (Gen.)

2. mistress; woman employer: 1918 My miss's golden cup (Parsons 36). cf. MISS BOSS

Tags: noun, shortening, term of address

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Last update: 2010-11-13 14:31
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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