[mis-ter] /ˈmɪs tər/
[mes-erz] /ˈmɛs ərz/ (Show IPA)
mister: a title of respect prefixed to a man’s name or position:
Mr. Lawson; Mr. President.
a title prefixed to a mock surname that is used to represent possession of a particular attribute, identity, etc., especially in an idealized or excessive way:
Mr. Democrat; Mr. Perfect; Mr. Macho.
[mes-erz] /ˈmɛs ərz/
plural of .
the plural of Mr
abbreviation of messieurs (1620s), which is the plural of French monsieur (see monsieur).
mid-15c., abbreviation of master (n.); also see mister. Used from 1814 with a following noun or adjective, to denote “the exemplar or embodiment of that quality” (e.g. Mr. Right “the only man a woman wishes to marry,” 1826; Mr. Fix-It, 1912; Mr. Big, 1940). The plural Messrs. (1779) is an abbreviation of French messieurs, plural of monsieur, used in English to supply the plural of Mr., which is lacking.
mister (Used as a courtesy title for a man)
- Mess someone around
verb phrase To victimize and exploit; maltreat; fuck over: being messed over by Goldberg all the time/ Here’s a young black dude in a Cadillac, we’ll just mess him around (1960s+ Black)
- Mess someone up
[mes-wij] /ˈmɛs wɪdʒ/ noun, Law. 1. a dwelling house with its adjacent buildings and the lands appropriated to the use of the household. /ˈmɛswɪdʒ/ noun 1. (property law) a dwelling house together with its outbuildings, curtilage, and the adjacent land appropriated to its use n. legal term for “dwelling,” late 14c., (late 13c. in Anglo-Latin), […]
[mes-uhp] /ˈmɛsˌʌp/ noun 1. a blunder; state of confusion; mix-up.