senora


senora

noun, plural se·ño·ras [seyn-yawruh z, –yohr-, seen-; Spanish se-nyawrahs] /seɪnˈyɔr əz, -ˈyoʊr-, sin-; Spanish sɛˈnyɔ rɑs/.

  1. a Spanish term of address equivalent to Mrs., used alone or capitalized and prefixed to the name of a married or older woman. Abbreviation: Sra.

noun plural -ras (-rəz, Spanish -ras)

  1. a married Spanish or Spanish-speaking woman: a title of address equivalent to Mrs when placed before a name or madam when used alone

1570s, from Spanish señora “a lady; madam,” fem. of señor (see senor). The Portuguese equivalent is senhora.

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