- (initial capital letter) Madam; Lady: a Spanish title prefixed to a woman's given name.
- (in Spanish-speaking countries) a lady or gentlewoman.
Origin of doña
1615–25; < Spanish < Latin domina, feminine of dominus
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- a Spanish title of address equivalent to Mrs or Madam : placed before a name to indicate respect
Word Origin for Doña
C17: via Spanish, from Latin domina; see Dona
- a Portuguese title of address equivalent to Mrs or Madam : placed before a name to indicate respect
Word Origin for Dona
C19: from Latin domina lady, feminine of dominus master
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