missus n Cp EDD mistress 5: missis 'term of address.' Term of respect or
affection for a mature woman.
T 54/9-64 There was an old lady sot
in a rocking chair 'cross the kitchen from where I was at, and I said 'Missus, where's my
friend that came here with me?' P 210-69 I have never heard my father call my mother
anything but 'Missus,' but she always calls him by his first name. 1973 PINSENT 55 'Hello
dere Missus,' said Will, swaggering up to Mrs Lowe's chair.