What does the word mistress mean?

Usage examples for mistress

  1. Come, mistress- pray answer to this. – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms
  2. Oh, you might leave me and go with your present mistress! – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White
  3. I remember when Dr. Pretyman ordered it for my poor dear mistress. – The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli
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