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donna

[ dawn-nah ]
/ ˈdɔn nɑ /
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noun

(initial capital letter) Madam; Lady: an Italian title of respect prefixed to the given name of a woman.
an Italian lady.

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Origin of donna

1660–70; <Italian <Latin domina, feminine of dominus

Definition for donna (2 of 2)

Donna
[ don-uh ]
/ ˈdɒn ə /

noun

a female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for donna

Donna
/ (ˈdɒnə, Italian ˈdɔnna) /

noun

an Italian title of address equivalent to Madam, indicating respect

Word Origin for Donna

C17: from Italian, from Latin domina lady, feminine of dominus lord, master
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