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[mis-ee] /ˈmɪs i/

noun, plural missies. Informal.
young ; girl.
noun (pl) missies
(informal) an affectionate or sometimes disparaging form of address to a young girl

“young girl,” 1670s, playful form of miss (n.2), chiefly among servants at first.


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