missus Definition

a term used to address or refer to a married woman, especially one's own wife.

Using missus: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "missus" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I need to check with the missus before making any plans for the weekend.

  • Example

    The missus is out of town on a business trip.

  • Example

    I'm going to surprise the missus with a romantic dinner tonight.

missus Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for missus

Phrases with missus

  • one's own wife


    I'm going to spend the day with the missus.

  • a humorous way of referring to one's employer and their spouse


    I'm having dinner with the boss and the missus tonight.

  • the missus upstairs

    a humorous or sarcastic way of referring to one's wife when she is in a different room or location


    I can't come out tonight, the missus upstairs has me doing some chores.

Origins of missus

shortened form of 'mistress', from Old English 'mīstrǣd', meaning 'female teacher or guardian'


Summary: missus in Brief

'Missus' [ˈmɪsɪz] is a noun used to address or refer to a married woman, particularly one's own wife. It is often used in phrases like 'the missus,' which refers to one's spouse, and 'the boss and the missus,' which humorously refers to one's employer and their spouse.