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signorino

[seen-yaw-ree-noh; Italian see-nyaw-ree-naw]
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noun, plural si·gno·ri·nos, Italian si·gno·ri·ni [see-nyaw-ree-nee] /ˌsi nyɔˈri ni/.
  1. a conventional Italian title of respect for a young man.

Origin of signorino

1325–75; < Italian; diminutive of signore signore1; see -ine1
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Historical Examples

  • Signorino Marchesino, I do when I have any soldi to buy them with.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens

  • There is that strange lady from the Prado that you took him to see, Signorino.

    The Arrow of Gold

    Joseph Conrad

  • “Oh, no, signorino—at least—I am not sure,” the man faltered.

    Olive in Italy

    Moray Dalton

  • There were no ghosts, but what was the signorino doing all this while in an empty house?

    Olive in Italy

    Moray Dalton

  • The signorino is an American and he has an unpronounceable name.

    Olive in Italy

    Moray Dalton