Miss is a title used for unmarried women and is also a polite way of speaking to or getting the attention of young women.(noun)
See miss in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME missen < OE missan, akin to Ger missen < IE base *meit(h)-, to change, exchange > L mutare, to change
noun pl. misses
Origin: contr. of mistress
See miss in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb missed, miss·ing, miss·es verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English missen
Origin: , from Old English missan; see mei-1 in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Short for mistress.
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