[mis-ter] /ˈmɪs tər/
(initial capital letter) a conventional title of respect for a man, prefixed to the name and to certain official designations (usually written as the abbreviation Mr.).
Informal. sir (used in direct address and not followed by the name of the man addressed):
Mister, is this your umbrella?
(initial capital letter) a title prefixed to a mock surname that is used to represent possession of a particular attribute, identity, etc.:
the informal or social title used in addressing a military warrant officer or any naval officer below the rank of commander.
Older Use. husband:
You and the mister staying long?
verb (used with object)
to address or speak of as “mister” or “Mr.”.
an informal form of address for a man
(Brit) the form of address for a surgeon
the form of address for officials holding certain positions: mister chairman
(transitive) (informal) to call (someone) mister
the full form of Mr
as a title of courtesy before a man’s Christian name, mid-15c., unaccented variant of master. As a form of address, without a name and with a tinge of rudeness, from 1760.
Man; fellow; guy •Always used in direct address, usually to a stranger: Hey, mister, where’s the turnoff for Bogota? (1760+)
[mi-steer-ee-oh-soh; Italian mee-ste-ryaw-saw] /mɪˌstɪər iˈoʊ soʊ; Italian ˌmi stɛˈryɔ sɔ/ adjective, Music. 1. mysterious, strange, or weird.
- Mister man
noun phrase The leader of a gang: He was trying to be Mister Man (1990s+ Street gang)
[turm] /tɜrm/ noun 1. a word or group of words designating something, especially in a particular field, as atom in physics, quietism in theology, adze in carpentry, or district leader in politics. 2. any word or group of words considered as a member of a construction or utterance. 3. the time or period through which […]
- Mister right
noun phrase The person one would and should happily marry; one’s dream mate: The Kathleen Norris heroine who didn’t wait for Mr Right (1937+)