Definition of Messrs in English:


plural noun

  • Used as a title to refer formally to more than one man simultaneously, or in names of companies.

    ‘Messrs Sotheby’
    • ‘In 1880, Messrs W. E. Forster and Alfred Illingworth were elected MPs for Bradford.’
    • ‘The cattle were shipped by Messrs Cosgrave and Clarke, Cattle Dealers.’
    • ‘So should Messrs Hooper, Wilson, Baillie, Lees and Khouri - and a few females.’
    • ‘They are sticking to the party line. Sticking to a party line is something that Messrs Straw and Reid know all about.’
    • ‘Performing works for transverse flute and harpsichord were the young Messrs.’


Late 18th century: abbreviation of Messieurs.