señorita

[ seyn-yuh-ree-tuh, seen-; Spanish se-nyaw-ree-tah ]
/ ˌseɪn yəˈri tə, ˌsin-; Spanish sɛ nyɔˈri tɑ /
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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.

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Origin of señorita

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

/ (ˌsɛnjɔːˈriːtə, Spanish seɲoˈrita) /

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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