Definition of missus in English:

missus

(also missis)

noun

informal
  • 1A person's wife.

    ‘I promised the missus I'd be home by eleven’
    • ‘They're proud, but heavily governed by the need to sneak stuff past 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.’
    • ‘You know, the missus and I just bought a new house, and it cost considerably less than $1.2 billion.’
    • ‘I took the missus to recharge the batteries a bit this past weekend and it did us wonders.’
    • ‘At least I was too ill to be nagged by the missus into doing housework.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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!’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The candidate himself says the missus, and we quote, ‘speaks her mind appropriately.’’
    • ‘The missus and I would go see it (she liked the documentary, too), but we've both got work responsibilities.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘So the missus and I decided to spend Sunday afternoon taking in a film as we were in an Oscar kind of mood.’
    • ‘Taking a swim has ‘frightened the missus considerably,’ he says.’
    • ‘John, at first hesitant, finally said he'd like to meet 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.’
    • ‘Competition moves in on the missus but she spins some yarn and wards them off.’
    • ‘You and the missus can just go out to the driveway with a bottle of champagne and sit in the Galant.’
    wife, spouse, bride
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    1. 1.1British Used as a form of address to a woman whose name is not known.
      ‘sit down, missus’
      • ‘‘You'd better watch out, missus,’ I said to Dolly, ‘I feel a pellucid coming on.’’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I was surprised, though, when Bridget's head popped up eventually and she said, ‘Welcome back, missus.’’
      • ‘Well, for what it's worth, missus, the Last Post suggests home economics for an easier life.’
      • ‘Well, if that's the way you want it, missus, that's the way it's going to have to be.’

Origin

Late 18th century: representing an informal pronunciation of mistress; compare with Mrs.

Pronunciation

missus

/ˈmɪsəz/