Definition of Ms. in English:



  • 1A title used before the surname or full name of any woman regardless of her marital status (a neutral alternative to Mrs. or Miss)

    ‘Ms. Sarah Brown’
    • ‘Ms. Wilson, who married twice, held on to the house throughout her life, up until her recent death at the age of 98.’
    • ‘Ms Kumar’s career has been devoted to innovation and driving change through a number of organisations.’
    1. 1.1 humorous Used before an invented surname to imply that someone has a particular characteristic.
      ‘Ms. Do-Right’
      • ‘My name is Ms. Procrastination.’
      • ‘I'm sure you can tell which is the mischievous cousin and which is Ms. Perfect.’



/miz/ /mɪz/ /məz/


Early 20th century combination of Mrs. and miss.