[sin-yawr, -yohr; Portuguese si-nyawr]
- 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
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Examples from the Web for senhor
It just took the “other” Senhor José a few decades to realize that.
“Metaphors have always been the best way of explaining things,” Senhor José says in All the Names.
Senhor José remains stationary, but this lengthy series of clauses propels the reader along an unmarked path.
Dangerous words, these, senhor, if reported in the quarter where they would be noticed.Roland Cashel
Charles James Lever
The Senhorina was delivered to the Senhor Ribiera this morning.
The Senhor Ribiera sent a most impatient message for her to be sent on at once.
We accepted the invitation of the Senhor Ribiera to this place.
So, Senhor, you shall see first what my uncle's service offers.