Definition of oumissus in English:


Pronunciation /ˈəʊmɪsɪz/


(also oumiesies)
South African
  • An elderly female owner of a home, farm, or business; a female employer of a servant or labourer; an elderly white woman. Frequently as a respectful form of address or (occasionally) as a title prefixed to a surname.


1940s. From Afrikaans oumiesies elderly woman from ou + miesies, in forms ending in -us with remodelling of the second element after missus.