noun, plural Her·ren [her-uh n; English hair-uh n] /ˈhɛr ən; English ˈhɛər ən/.
Origin of Herr
Examples from the Web for herr
The email was sent from a private PC that did not belong to Herr Wannabe.The CIA’s Bumbling German Spy Was More Austin Powers and Less James Bond|Christopher Dickey, Nadette De Visser|July 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Herr Doktor, of course, is the notorious Josef Mengele of Auschwitz, on the run from justice.Holocaust Horrors Haunt the Films ‘Ida’ And ‘The German Doctor’|Jack Schwartz|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She greeted him saying, “Herr Dr. Heim, what are you doing here?”
The written word has no greater champion than Herr Besofsky from Galicia.Joseph Roth’s Letters Reveal a Great Forgotten Writer|Anthony Heilbut|February 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Herr Glock then cleverly marketed these attributes to police departments in the United States.
I—perhaps there is some place you wish me to go now, Herr Stohl?Dave Dawson on the Russian Front|R. Sidney Bowen
I take your orders in all things, Herr Schwartzmann—all but this.Brood of the Dark Moon|Charles Willard Diffin
"Much obliged to him," said Alban, dryly, and perhaps it was as well that Herr Amiability did not catch the tone of it.Aladdin of London|Sir Max Pemberton
"We're going some, Herr Roque, when we come up to your standard," replied Henri.Our Young Aeroplane Scouts in Germany|Horace Porter
It was only owing to the urgent objections of Herr von Knobelsdorff that he walked in the procession behind the pages.Royal Highness|Thomas Mann
British Dictionary definitions for herr
noun plural Herren (ˈhɛrən)
Word Origin for Herr
Word Origin and History for herr
German equivalent of Mr., 1650s, originally "nobler, superior," from Middle High German herre, from Old High German herro, comparative of her "noble, worthy, exalted," from PIE *kei-, a color adjective, in suffixed form *koi-ro- here meaning "gray, hoary," hence "gray-haired, venerable." Cognate with Old Frisian hera, Dutch heer; perhaps in this usage a loan-translation of Latin senior. Hence also Herrenvolk "master race," in Nazi ideology, the concept of the German people.