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1A person's wife:‘I promised the missus I'd be home by eleven’
wife, spouse, brideView synonyms
- ‘I just got in from a day trip with sleepover - hang on, that makes it an overnighter - trip to down south, for fun filled frivolity in Sorrento, and a catch up with the missus.’
- ‘How nice it is to sit on the terrace in the evenings and hear the roar of cars and buses; it saves me from making conversation with the missus.’
- ‘You know, the missus and I just bought a new house, and it cost considerably less than $1.2 billion.’
- ‘It was about 9:30 in the evening when the missus said she was going home and would take the kids with her.’
- ‘And so I left feeling very good, and as I took the bus uptown to meet the missus, I finished the song, almost without thinking.’
- ‘The candidate himself says the missus, and we quote, ‘speaks her mind appropriately.’’
- ‘Well I'll put it this way - the missus doesn't expect me before about nine every day anyway, so as long as nothin comes up at closing time, I'm always on!’
- ‘So the missus and I decided to spend Sunday afternoon taking in a film as we were in an Oscar kind of mood.’
- ‘I took the missus to recharge the batteries a bit this past weekend and it did us wonders.’
- ‘You and the missus can just go out to the driveway with a bottle of champagne and sit in the Galant.’
- ‘They're proud, but heavily governed by the need to sneak stuff past the missus.’
- ‘I get off at ten, and while that may be too late for me and the missus to go out for dinner, it's not too late for a romantic dinner at home.’
- ‘John, at first hesitant, finally said he'd like to meet the missus.’
- ‘I'm sure a word with the director would open the way for me to borrow a few dozen of the choicer pieces with which I would be happy to drape the missus.’
- ‘Competition moves in on the missus but she spins some yarn and wards them off.’
- ‘Tonight the missus and I went out for dinner and some Christmas shopping.’
- ‘So when the wind isn't blowing towards his house (can't upset the missus!) he sets fire to the piles.’
- ‘Taking a swim has ‘frightened the missus considerably,’ he says.’
- ‘The missus and I would go see it (she liked the documentary, too), but we've both got work responsibilities.’
- ‘At least I was too ill to be nagged by the missus into doing housework.’
- 1.1British Used as a form of address to a woman whose name is not known:‘sit down, missus’
- ‘Well, if that's the way you want it, missus, that's the way it's going to have to be.’
- ‘‘You'd better watch out, missus,’ I said to Dolly, ‘I feel a pellucid coming on.’’
- ‘I was surprised, though, when Bridget's head popped up eventually and she said, ‘Welcome back, missus.’’
- ‘And then when I looked confused they'd say, hold on a minute, why don't you call my mate, Phil, and he'll do your bathroom a treat, missus.’
- ‘Well, for what it's worth, missus, the Last Post suggests home economics for an easier life.’
Late 18th century: representing an informal pronunciation of mistress; compare with Mrs.
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