[seyn-yawr, -yohr, seen-; Spanish se-nyawr]

noun, plural se·ñors, Spanish se·ño·res [se-nyaw-res] /sɛˈnyɔ rɛs/.

a Spanish term of address equivalent to sir or Mr., used alone or capitalized and prefixed to the name of a man. Abbreviation: Sr.

Origin of señor

1615–25; < Spanish < Vulgar Latin *senior. See senior Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -ñors or -ñores (Spanish -ˈɲores)

a Spaniard or Spanish-speaking man: a title of address equivalent to Mr when placed before a name or sir when used alone

Word Origin for señor

Spanish, from Latin senior an older man, senior
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Word Origin and History for senor

1620s, from Spanish señor "a gentleman; sir," from Latin seniorem (source also of Portuguese senhor; see senior (adj.)).

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