See also: mrs, MRS, and Mrs.

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From mistress.

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Mrs (plural Mmes or Mesdames or (rare) Mrses)

  1. Abbreviation of Missus or Mistress (used before an adult woman's name or surname, used for any high-status woman without regard to marital status until the 1800s, after which it began to be reserved for married, divorced and widowed women and used with their married surnames)

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  • Yiddish: מיסעס (mises)

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Mrs m

  1. plural of Mr

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  • See usage notes at M.

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