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used in front of the family name of a woman who is not married to address her politely, to write to her, or to talk about her [↪ Mrs, Ms, Mr]: ! Some unmarried women prefer to be addressed as Ms because it does not draw attention to whether or not they are married. ➔ see also note at Mr
I'd like to make an appointment with Miss Taylor.
used to refer to a woman who represents a country, city etc in a beauty competition
used as a polite way of speaking to a young woman when you do not know her name [↪ madam, sir]:
Excuse me, miss, you've dropped your umbrella.
used by children when speaking to a female teacher, whether she is married or not [↪ sir]:
teacherBritish English spoken
I know the answer, Miss.
5 British English informal
to decide not to do something:
I'd better give the coffee a miss. I'm due at a meeting in half an hour.
an occasion when you fail to hit, catch, or hold something:
Will he score a goal this time? No, no it's a miss.
a young girl, especially one who has been bad or rude:
young girl[countable] British English spoken
She's a cheeky little miss.