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[mis-uh z, -uh s] /ˈmɪs əz, -əs/

/ˈmɪsɪz; -ɪs/
(informal) the missus, one’s wife or the wife of the person addressed or referred to
an informal term of address for a woman

corruption of mistress; as oral form of Mrs., from 1790; the missus “the wife” attested by 1833.

noun phrase

One’s wife; the LITTLE WOMAN: He wanted the missus to get some sleep (1833+)


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