mister

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mister is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
mister

Other spellings[change]

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: ˈmistər

Noun[change]

Singular
mister

Plural
misters

  1. You use mister before a man's name, usually the last name or the full name.
    Mister Brakel, the doctor will see you now.
    This is Mr. Terry McGinty.
  2. You call a man mister when you don't know his name.
    Excuse me, mister, I think you dropped this.
  3. You use mister before a man's title for certain titles, such as justice, mayor, president, etc.
    Yes, we can do that Mr. Mayor.

Usage notes[change]

When you write it as part of somebody's name, you usually use Mr.

Synonyms[change]

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