from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal The mistress of a household.
- n. Informal Used as a term of reference by a man of his wife.
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- n. Alternative spelling of missus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mistress; a wife; -- so used by the illiterate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Mistress: a contracted form in colloquial or provincial use. The word thus contracted is spelled out chiefly in representations of vulgar speech; but as a title it is in universal spoken use in the form *missess or rather misses (mis′ ez), and is almost invariably written Mrs. See mistress.
- n. A wife.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. informal term of address for someone's wife
Alteration of mistress.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)