senhorita

[ seen-yuh-ree-tuh, seyn-; Portuguese se-nyaw-ree-tuh ]
/ ˌsin yəˈri tə, ˌseɪn-; Portuguese ˌsɛ nyɔˈri tə /

noun, plural se·nho·ri·tas [seen-yuh-ree-tuhz, seyn-; Portuguese se-nyaw-ree-tuhsh]. /ˌsin yəˈri təz, ˌseɪn-; Portuguese ˌsɛ nyɔˈri təʃ/.

a Portuguese term of address equivalent to miss, used alone or capitalized and prefixed to the name of a girl or unmarried woman. Abbreviation: Srta.

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Origin of senhorita

1870–75; <Portuguese, diminutive of senhora
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