• WordNet 3.6
    • n missis informal term of address for someone's wife
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Missis A mistress; a wife; -- so used by the illiterate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n missis Mistress: a contracted form in colloquial or provincial use. The word thus contracted is spelled out chiefly in representations of vulgar speech; but as a title it is in universal spoken use in the form *missess or rather misses (mis′ ez), and is almost invariably written Mrs. See mistress.
    • n missis A wife.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Missis mis′iz a colloquial form of mistress: a wife.
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In literature:

But missy gave her no heed.
"Gideon's Band" by George W. Cable
Oh Missy dem times we been tawkin bout wuz de good times.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Mah Missis woulden' let dem sell me.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Dats' right, Missy Bef.
"Mary's Rainbow" by Mary Edward Feehan
There's a lot of 'em comes in here more scared than hurt, missy.
"The Best Short Stories of 1915" by Various
The cargo will have to be taken off, little missy, and a new one stowed away.
"A Little Girl in Old Salem" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Und, Teacher, Missis Bailey, I cries over it.
"Short Stories of Various Types" by Various
Wouldn't you cry, Missy, if you was to be turned neck and crop into the road at threescore years and ten?
"Roger Ingleton, Minor" by Talbot Baines Reed
You just wait, missy, and you will find this out for yourself and learn more about them, too, than I can tell you.
"Bob Strong's Holidays" by John Conroy Hutcheson
Yes, missie, you call a me?
"Mass' George" by George Manville Fenn
I give de last to Missie Alice, and she not know I go all de time without any.
"The South Sea Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
Missis will like to live here.
"Masterman Ready" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Missy Edith like see kids very much.
"The Children of the New Forest" by Captain Marryat
Well, to continue, then there's Missis Stoutley, she's falled in love too.
"Rivers of Ice" by R.M. Ballantyne
But that's 'ow I come to know old Missis Mag, an' it's down 'ere she lives.
"Charlie to the Rescue" by R.M. Ballantyne
Moreober, Missis Lilly is a fuss-rate creetur, most as good as myself, if her temper was a leetil more 'eavenly.
"The Middy and the Moors" by R.M. Ballantyne
Regulus grinned delight; he had been "'lil Missy's" slave from her childhood.
"Prisoners of Hope" by Mary Johnston
Come here and let Missis be really rough with you for a minute.
"The Love Affairs of an Old Maid" by Lilian Bell
You haven't spoken to poor Ben yet, missie.
"Betty Vivian" by L. T. Meade
Any room for a lil calf' in the straw with you, missy?
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine

In poetry:

Well, one morning real early
I was going down the street,
And I heard a stranger asking
For Missis Chloe Fleet.
"The Reunion" by Frances Ellen Watkins
He was so Ospitably busy,
When Miss was late, he'd make so bold
Upstairs to call out, "Missy, Missy,
Come down, the coffy's getting cold!"
"The Knight And The Lady" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Mastah drink his ol' Made'a,
Missy drink huh sherry wine,
Ovahseah lak his whiskey,
But dat othah drink is mine,
Des' 'lasses an' watah, 'lasses an' watah.
"A Preference" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Buckshee, buckshee,
So I said, “Lizzy, listen to me
When I left old England the kids numbered nine
But now there’s eleven, they’re all in a line.”
The missis said, “Yes dear, there’s nine yours and mine
And two - to tea”
"Buckshee" by Billy Bennett
My missis — well, she'll cry a bit, an' laugh a bit between;
My kids'll climb upon my knees — there's one I've never seen;
An' of all the days which I 'ave known there won't be one so sweet
As the one when I go 'ome to 'Enry Street.
"The Convalescent" by Cicely Fox Smith
I didn't oughter give me 'ome address
To sergeant when 'e last went on 'is leave;
And now the 'ole shebang's a bloody mess;
I didn't think the missis would deceive.
And 'ere was I, a-riskin' of me life,
And thee was 'e, a-sleepin' wiv me wife.
"Infidelity" by Robert W Service

In news:

Missy Franklin to swim at Cal.
Missy Franklin pranked California women's swimming coach Teri McKeever when it came time for the five-time Olympic medalist to announce her choice of college.
Missy Franklin officially signs with Cal swimming.
Missy Franklin signs her Letter of Intent to swim at the Unversity of California at Berkeley next year.
Olympic gold medal swimmer Missy Franklin attends Glamour Magazine's 22nd annual "Women of the Year Awards" at Carnegie Hall on Monday Nov 12, 2012 in New York.
Melissa " Missy " Smith.
Melissa " Missy " Smith is running for a seat on the Jefferson County Public School Board in District 4.
Missy Franklin, Ryan Lochte star in Minneapolis Grand Prix swimming.
Missy Franklin competes in the 200-yard freestyle Friday in Minneapolis.
Missy Wolfe's 'True Story': Life in (very) early Connecticut.
INTERVIEWS Watch Angel Haze Channel Missy Elliott in 'Gossip Folks' Video.
Melissa " Missy " Poole, 40, of Washington, W.Va.
Missy reflects on 'Supa Dupa Fly' 15 years later.
Missy Franklin, Colorado swimmer.
Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin celebrates after throwing out the first pitch before a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on September 22.

In science:

At the same time, it provides an astrophysical solution to these problems such as the “missi ng satellite problem ” or the “void phenomenon ” which have been claimed to require new physics beyond the concordance cosmological ΛCDM model.
The Cosmological Impact of Luminous TeV Blazars III: Implications for Galaxy Clusters and the Formation of Dwarf Galaxies
This results in missi ng flux, which should be accounted for when calculating the surf ace brightness in each annulus.
Surface Brightness Profiles and Structural Parameters for Globular Clusters in the Fornax and Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies