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noun miss pronunciation in American English /mɪs/ 
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singularmiss
pluralmisses
  1. 2

    Miss

    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. a.
      formal used for talking politely to a girl or young woman whose name you do not know

      Excuse me, miss, are you looking for something?

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    2. 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.

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    3. c.
      used in the title of a woman who has won a beauty competition

      Miss America

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    See also  Mrs., Ms.
  2. 3
    [countable] a failure, especially of a CD or a movie
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