from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal Used as a familiar term of address for a young woman or girl.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A young female; miss.
- adj. Of, or pertaining to, female clothing or clothing sizes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See misy.
- n. An affectionate, or contemptuous, form of miss; a young girl; a miss.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or resembling a miss or young lady; characteristic of young misses; sentimental.
- n. A diminutive of miss: common in England and in the southern United States.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a young woman
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Joe Scarborough seems to have an inside line that says missy is taking over Greta Whoever's spot.
When I call missy, she completely ignores me unless she is hungry.
Being called missy was another thing Eleanor hated.
She is a Tb 15.2 called missy Shes 7 evented intro / prev nov done pony club champs BD.
So there was no help for it, but it was a great trial to him, for the other boys plagued him unmercifully, and called him "missy," and
She herself was worried and vexed, very afraid too of the scolding which certainly awaited her at home, but she was not tired nor dispirited, though very sorry for Peggy, and quite aware that it was she and not "missy" who was to blame for this unlucky expedition.
Light Smiley felt it her duty to see "missy" safe across the street.
"Missy, the mem-sahib asking for you now; please to come quickly," and with a swift glance at her "missy" obeyed; the _purdah_ fell heavily behind her slim, white figure and Shafto was alone.
Talbots and other "missy" retailers - clothing sellers that target women around their 40s
Talbots and other "missy" retailers -- clothing sellers that target women around their 40s -