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Mr. & Mrs. ?

The abbreviation Mr. and Mrs. are short form of Mister and Missus/Missis. These abbreviation, like their longer forms, are used in manner to show respect to men and women. Mr. and Mrs. are pronounced the same as their longer forms: Mr. is pronounced as [ mis-ter ] and Mrs. is pronounced as [ mis-iz ], [ miz-iz ], [ miz-iz ] and [ miz ].

The abbreviation Mr. has been used since the 1500s. Mr. was used as a shortening of master, a title used for men of high authority. By the mid-18th century, both Mr. and its longer form Mister had become distinct words from master and became common English honorifics to generally address men of higher social rank based in their social stratification.

The abbreviation Mrs. has a very similar history as it too dates back to the 1500s. It was used as a shortening of mistress, a title used for women of high rank or a woman who was the female head of a household. Eventually, Mrs., and its longer form Missus became distinct words from mistress and were used as general honorifics to refer to married women of higher social rank based in their social stratification..

Traditionally, Mr. is used before the names of men and boys while Mrs. is used before the names of married women.



The person do not notify others as Mr. or Mrs. all the time. In some situations, it is possible to refer to someone by a gender-neutral professional title, such as (DoctorProfessorCoachVice President, etc.) or military rank (CaptainGeneralLieutenant, Sergeant, etc.) and many more.