a person, especially a friend, who is a member of a group regularly taking meals together, as in an army camp.
a person with whom one shares meals in a mess, esp in the army
(Austral) any of various eucalyptus trees that grow amongst other species
1746, from mess (n.) + mate (n.).
[mes-room, -roo m] /ˈmɛsˌrum, -ˌrʊm/ noun 1. a aboard ship or at a naval base.
[mis-ter] /ˈmɪs tər/ plural Messrs. [mes-erz] /ˈmɛs ərz/ (Show IPA) 1. mister: a title of respect prefixed to a man’s name or position: Mr. Lawson; Mr. President. 2. 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. […]
- 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