Definitions for mrsˈmɪs ɪz, ˈmɪz ɪz; meɪˈdɑm, -ˈdæm
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a form of address for a married woman
A title used before an adult female's name or surname. Usually used with the married surname.
1775, R B Sheridan, The Rivals:
Origin: From mistress.
Mrs. or Mrs is a commonly used English honorific used for women, usually for those who are married and who do not instead use another title, such as Dr, Professor, Lady, Dame, Baroness, etc. In most Commonwealth countries, a full stop is not used with the title. In the United States and Canada a period is used. Mrs originated as a contraction of the honorific Mistress, the feminine of Mister, or Master, which was originally applied to both married and unmarried women. The split into Mrs for married women from Miss began during the 17th century. It is rare for Mrs to be written in a non-abbreviated form, and the unabbreviated word lacks a standard spelling. In literature it may appear as missus or missis in dialogue. A variant in the works of Thomas Hardy and others is "Mis'ess", reflecting its etymology. Misses has been used but is ambiguous, as this is a commonly-used plural for Miss. The plural of Mrs is from the French: Mesdames. This may be used as-is in written correspondence, or it may be abbreviated Mmes.
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Rank popularity for the word 'mrs' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #468
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Rank popularity for the word 'mrs' in Written Corpus Frequency: #578
Rank popularity for the word 'mrs' in Nouns Frequency: #149
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