[ sin-yawr, -yohr; Portuguese si-nyawr ]

noun,plural se·nhors, Portuguese se·nho·res [si-nyaw-rish]. /sɪˈnyɔ rɪʃ/.
  1. a Portuguese term of address equivalent to sir or Mr., used alone or capitalized and prefixed to the name of a man. Abbreviation: Sr.

Origin of senhor

1785–95; <Portuguese <Vulgar Latin *senior lord; see senior

Words Nearby senhor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use senhor in a sentence

  • “I am tired of being followed, senhor,” he said disgustedly, freeing his elbow.

    The Girl and The Bill | Bannister Merwin
  • The senhor Antonio stood close behind the Irishman, with his arms folded and a sarcastic smile on his countenance.

    Martin Rattler | R.M. Ballantyne
  • senhor F. de Riano tells us that from the ninth to the eleventh centuries, Spain was producing fine silk tissues.

    Needlework As Art | Marian Alford