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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The mistress of a household.
  • noun Used as a term of reference by a man of his wife.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See missis.

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  • noun Wife.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun informal term of address for someone's wife

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Alteration of mistress.]

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Representing a typical pronunciation of Mrs, a corrupted form of Mistress.

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