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monsieur

[ muhs-yur; French muh-syœ ]
/ məsˈyɜr; French məˈsyœ /
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noun, plural mes·sieurs [meys-yurz, mes-erz; French me-syœ]. /meɪsˈyɜrz, ˈmɛs ərz; French mɛˈsyœ/.
the conventional French title of respect and term of address for a man, corresponding to Mr. or sir.
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Origin of monsieur

1490–1500; <French: literally, my lord (originally applied only to men of high station); see sire
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British Dictionary definitions for monsieur

monsieur
/ (French məsjø, English məsˈjɜː) /

noun plural messieurs (French mesjø, English ˈmɛsəz)
a French title of address equivalent to sir when used alone or Mr when placed before a name

Word Origin for monsieur

literally: my lord
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