[seyn-yawr-uh, -yohr-uh, seen-; Spanish se-nyaw-rah]
- 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.
Origin of señora
1570–80; < Spanish, feminine of señor
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Examples from the Web for senora
"The soldiers, senora," Gaspar Ruiz had answered, in a faint voice.A Set of Six
"Their revolutions, their revolutions," gasped Senora Teresa.
The senora had given into her charge the girls belonging to that Italian posadero.
"I was only going to inform the senora," said the man with a shrug and a forced smile.Susy, A Story of the Plains
"I am a friend of the senora's, and I love her as I do the apple of my eye," said Caballuco.Dona Perfecta
B. Perez Galdos
- a married Spanish or Spanish-speaking woman: a title of address equivalent to Mrs when placed before a name or madam when used alone
Word Origin and History for senora
1570s, from Spanish señora "a lady; madam," fem. of señor (see senor). The Portuguese equivalent is senhora.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper