An example of Ms. is how someone would address a wedding invitation to a single woman.
Ms. Doe; Ms. Jane Doe.
Ms. Fashionable; Ms. Volleyball.
Origin of ms
- Blend of Miss Mrs.
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Pre-19th century contraction of "Mistress" (http://www.buffalonews.com/opinion/columns/missmanners/index.html); widely adopted by feminists from the 1970s onwards as a non-sexist title that does not reveal or assume the marital status of the woman to which it is applied, by analogy with Mr, which functions in this way.