- the conventional French title of respect and term of address for a man, corresponding to Mr. or sir.
Origin of monsieur
Examples from the Web for monsieur
Contemporary Examples of monsieur
Or, as Olivier Saillard, the curator of the exhibit and the director of Palais Galliera calls him: Monsieur Alaïa.Azzedine Alaïa Retrospective Opens at Palais Galliera in Paris
September 27, 2013
Eight years later, Valjean has assumed a new identity as Monsieur Madeleine, a wealthy and benevolent factory owner.‘Les Miserables’ Is New Frontrunner for Best Picture Oscar
November 26, 2012
One of the strongest of all these films is Monsieur Lazhar, one of the five nominees for best foreign language film of 2011.
Monsieur Lazhar is based on a play by Evelyne De La Cheneliere that consisted of a monologue by the character of Lazhar.
Or would that come across as petulant, standing on the stage across from Monsieur Romney?South Carolina Showdown as GOP Candidates Face Off in Fox Debate
January 16, 2012
Historical Examples of monsieur
At last she thought she might speak, wishing simply to say: "Thank you, Monsieur."
Ah, Monsieur, there was never anything equal to that in the whole world.
Monsieur, you are aware that the Germans are going to-morrow morning?
With only whiskers nobody could take Monsieur for anything but an Englishman.
If Monsieur the Director of the Circus comes now he will go in the special car.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
- a French title of address equivalent to sir when used alone or Mr when placed before a name
Word Origin for monsieur
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.