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Miss

noun uk   us   /mɪs/
A1 a title used before the family name or full name of a single woman who has no other title: Dr White will see you now, Miss Carter. Miss Helena Lewis
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[as form of address] old-fashioned used as a form of address for a girl or young woman who does not appear to be married: Excuse me, Miss, could you tell me the way to the station? [as form of address] mainly UK sometimes used by children to address or refer to teachers who are women: Can I go to the toilet, Miss? a title given to a woman who wins a beauty contest, combined with the name of the place that she represents: Miss India/UK the Miss World contest
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