miss etymology

English word miss comes from English mistress

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Detailed word origin of miss

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mistress English (eng) (transitive) Of a woman: to master; to learn to a high degree of proficiency. (Scotland) A married woman; a wife.. (obsolete) The jack in the game of bowls.. A dominatrix.. A female companion to a master (a man with control, authority or ownership). A female teacher.. A woman regarded with love and devotion; a sweetheart.. A woman well skilled in anything, or having the mastery over it.. A [...]
miss English (eng) (card games) In the game of three-card loo, an extra hand, dealt on the table, which may be substituted for the hand dealt to a player.. A kept woman; a mistress.. A title of respect for a young woman (usually unmarried) with or without a name used.. An unmarried woman; a girl.

Words with the same origin as miss

Descendants of mistress
misses missus