Meaning of “mister” in the English Dictionary


"mister" in English

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uk /ˈmɪs.tər/ us /ˈmɪs.tɚ/

the complete form of the title Mr

an informal and sometimes rude form of address for a man whose name you do not know:

Listen to me, mister, I don't ever wanna see you in this bar again.

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

"mister" in American English

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misternoun [ U ]

us /ˈmɪs·tər/


infml Mister is also of a way of getting the attention of a man you do not know:

Hey, Mister, do you know what time it is?

(Definition of “mister” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)