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1907 as graphing of U.S. Southern pronunciation of Mrs. or Miss; 1972 as standard pronunciation of Ms.

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  • miz Mayfield, don't pay no 'tention to him when he talks thatter way, fur when he wants to he kin be right bright.

    The Starbucks Opie Percival Read
  • So Ma, she mind-asked miz Culpepper if the blue ones would be all right.

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  • miz Forest's house is ober dat way ef I ain't turned 'roun'.

    Up Terrapin River Opie P. Read
  • That thar room, he said slowly, and at length, was miz Birdsalls.

  • He am' comin' back no mo', honey, an' miz Tanberry an' me an' Mamie, we goin' take keer er you.

    The Two Vanrevels Booth Tarkington
  • Let's see what kind of rooms 'miz Cummins' has picked out for us.

  • miz Barker, putty soon you'll force me to wring you an' hang you out to dry.

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  • Miss Betty, she walkin' in her gyahden an' miz Tanberry fan' on de po'ch.

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  • I sez: 'miz, if you ever do that again, I'll throw you overboard!'

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  • miz Tanberry'll be in a state er mine ontel she hyuh f'um me, an' I goin' hurry back.

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Related Abbreviations for miz


marginal ice zone
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