missis (plural missises)

  1. (US, historical, colloquial) Eye dialect spelling of missus#English|missus, representing African American Vernacular English English.
    • 1878, quoted 2001, from a song by James Bland, an African American songwriter for minstrel shows, "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny", The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: North America. Garland Publishing. Ellen Koskoff (Ed.). p. 192.
      Massa and missis have lone gone before me.

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