Definition for messieurs (2 of 2)
noun, plural mes·sieurs [meys-yurz, mes-erz; French me-syœ] /meɪsˈyɜrz, ˈmɛs ərz; French mɛˈsyœ/.
Origin of monsieur
Examples from the Web for messieurs
Ah, I knew well enough, messieurs, in the bottom of my heart I knew that I could not be mistaken.The Secret of the Night|Gaston Leroux
Messieurs, the Congress which is about to terminate to-morrow has been truly a very great event.
She can confess naught but what ye know already, Monseigneur and Messieurs; she is no witch, and only bereft of her wits.The Legend of Ulenspiegel, Vol. II (of 2)|Charles de Coster
“He has disappeared, Messieurs,” answered the old woman who looked after the place.Ned, Bob and Jerry on the Firing Line|Clarence Young
At half-past twelve the voice of the inexorable Franois was heard at the doors: 'Bonjour, messieurs, il fait encore beau temps.'Italian Alps|Douglas William Freshfield
British Dictionary definitions for messieurs (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for messieurs (2 of 2)
noun plural messieurs (French mesjø, English ˈmɛsəz)
Word Origin for monsieur
Word Origin and History for messieurs
1510s, from French monsieur, from mon sieur "my lord," from sieur "lord," shortened form of seigneur (see monseigneur) It was the historical title for the second son or next younger brother of the king of France.