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Mynheer

[mahyn-hair, -heer]
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noun
  1. Dutch. the term of address and title of respect corresponding to sir and Mr.
  2. (lowercase) a Dutchman.

Origin of Mynheer

1645–55; spelling variant of Dutch mijnheer, equivalent to mijn mine1 + heer lord, sir, Mr.; see Herr
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Examples from the Web for mynheer

Historical Examples

  • "Monseigneur, it seems that Mynheer Cornelius has really escaped," said the officer.

    The Black Tulip

    Alexandre Dumas (Pere)

  • “And bring with them, Mynheer Oly-koeks, a bottle 104 of wine,” he continued.

    The Strollers

    Frederic S. Isham

  • A committee of barn-burners, Mynheer, to ask you not to serve any more writs.

    The Strollers

    Frederic S. Isham

  • Mynheer van Spranekhuizen and Mynheer Amelungen are near relations.

  • One was the brother of Mynheer Van Ormon, the other was his brother-in-law.


British Dictionary definitions for mynheer

Mynheer

noun
  1. a Dutch title of address equivalent to Sir when used alone or to Mr when placed before a name

Word Origin

C17: from Dutch mijnheer, my lord
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