missus etymology

English word missus comes from English mistress, English Mistress

Detailed word origin of missus

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 [...]
Mistress English (eng) (archaic) Used as the title of a married woman before her name. Now used only in the abbreviated form Mrs.
Mrs English (eng)
missus English (eng) (colloquial) Term of address for a woman.. (colloquial) Wife.

Words with the same origin as missus

Descendants of mistress