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noun miss pronunciation in American English /mɪs/
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    a title used in front of the last name or whole name of a girl or woman who is not married
    Miss Jane Smith
    There is a Miss Stevens waiting to see you.
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    1. b.
      [countable] informal old-fashioned a girl or young woman, especially one who is rude or badly behaved
      What a sly little miss she is.
    2. c.
      used in the title of a woman who has won a beauty competition
      Miss America
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    See also Mrs., Ms.
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    [countable] a failure, especially of a CD or a movie
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