señor

[ seyn-yawr, -yohr, seen-; Spanish se-nyawr ]
/ seɪnˈyɔr, -ˈyoʊr, sin-; Spanish sɛˈnyɔr /

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.

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Origin of señor

1615–25; <Spanish <Vulgar Latin *senior.See senior
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señor
/ (sɛˈnjɔː, Spanish seˈɲor) /

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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