señorita

[seyn-yuh-ree-tuh, seen-; Spanish se-nyaw-ree-tah]
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noun, plural se·ño·ri·tas [seyn-yuh-ree-tuh z, seen-; Spanish se-nyaw-ree-tahs] /ˌseɪn yəˈri təz, ˌsin-; Spanish sɛ nyɔˈri tɑs/.

a Spanish term of address equivalent to miss, used alone or capitalized and prefixed to the name of a girl or unmarried woman. Abbreviation: Srta.
a cigar-shaped wrasse, Oxyjulis californica, found off the coast of California, olive brown above shading to creamy white below.

Nearby words

  1. seymour,
  2. seymour, jane,
  3. sez,
  4. señor,
  5. señora,
  6. sf,
  7. sfa,
  8. sfax,
  9. sfc,
  10. sferic

Origin of señorita

1815–25, Americanism; < Spanish, diminutive of señora

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British Dictionary definitions for senorita

señorita

noun plural -tas (-təz, Spanish -tas)

an unmarried Spanish or Spanish-speaking woman: a title of address equivalent to Miss when placed before a name or madam or miss when used alone
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Word Origin and History for senorita

senorita

n.

"a young Spanish lady," 1823, from Spanish señorita, Spanish title corresponding to English "Miss," diminutive of señora (see senora). The Portuguese equivalent is senhorita.

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