[seyn-yawr, -yohr, seen-; Spanish se-nyawr]
- 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
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Examples from the Web for senor
The modeling was way off," Senor said during an appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe."Paying People to Lie to You Has Consequences
November 21, 2012
Read the Senor quote; it's unmistakably moving the goalposts a lot closer.
For good measure, Senor even said that if Israel attacked, Romney "would respect that decision."
But, on the whole, Senor and the neocons who lap him up get things essentially backwards.Why Dan Senor is Wrong
August 2, 2012
Senor also served as an aid to Central Command in Qatar and as a foreign-policy and communications adviser in the U.S. Senate.Reboot America! Participants
The Daily Beast
September 24, 2010
Today, senor, through your own heedlessness you were bitten by a venomous snake.
If you are not with us in this thing, then, senor, here we must remain.
It was eleven o'clock in the morning, Senor Speranza was in bed and could not be disturbed.The Portygee
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
"Fortuna de guerra, senor capitan," said he in fluent Spanish.The Sea-Hawk
"A hand grenade, Senor," he said in wholly unnatural levity.
- a Spaniard or Spanish-speaking man: a title of address equivalent to Mr when placed before a name or sir when used alone
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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