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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.

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