Meaning of “missus” in the English Dictionary


"missus" in English

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missusnoun [ S ]

uk /ˈmɪs.ɪz/ us /ˈmɪs.ɪz/

informal wife:

Me and the missus (= my wife) are going to our daughter's for Christmas.
Have you met Jack's new missus?

informal someone's girlfriend:

Who's your missus, Ben?

US informal old-fashioned also Missus a spoken form of mistress, meaning a woman who is in charge of a house and servants:

The maid said that the missus was unkind to her.

US informal also Missus a spoken form of Mrs., used when speaking to a woman:

Is this your purse, missus?

(Definition of “missus” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)