• IPA: /ˈmɪsɪz/, /ˈmɪsəz/
  • (US dialects, especially, Southern US, Michigan) enPR: mĭs IPA: /ˈmɪs/, /ˈmɪz/

Mrs (plural Mmes)

  1. Abbreviation of Missus#English|Missus or Mistress#English|Mistress (“used before an adult woman's name or surname, used for any high-status woman without regard to marital status until the 1800s, after which it began to be reserved for married, divorced and widowed women and used with their married surnames”)
    • 1775, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The Rivals:
      Mrs Malaprop said, “He’s as headstrong as an allegory on the banks of the Nile.”
    • 1891, Thomas Hardy, chapter IV, in Tess of the d’Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented [...] In Three Volumes, volume I, London: James R[ipley] Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., […], OCLC 13623666 ↗, phase the first (The Maiden), pages 40–41 ↗:
      In a large bedroom upstairs, the window of which was thickly curtained with a great woollen shawl lately discarded by the landlady, Mrs. Rolliver, were gathered on this evening nearly a dozen persons, all seeking vinous bliss; all old inhabitants of the nearer end of Marlott, and frequenters of this retreat.
    • 1918, W[illiam] B[abington] Maxwell, chapter 12, in The Mirror and the Lamp, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 4293071 ↗:
      There were many wooden chairs for the bulk of his visitors, and two wicker armchairs with red cloth cushions for superior people. From the packing-cases had emerged some Indian clubs, […], and all these articles […] made a scattered and untidy decoration that Mrs. Clough assiduously dusted and greatly cherished.
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