- a conventional Italian term of address or title of respect for a man, either used separately or prefixed to the name. Abbreviation: Sig., sig.
Origin of signor
- a conventional Italian title of respect for a man, usually used separately; signor.
Origin of signore1
- a plural of signora.
Examples from the Web for signori
So we sat down to supper, and pretended to be signori just for that one evening.
The Signori Inglesi would require their midday meal presently.Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard
But the Signori Nobili must have everything after their own new fashions.The Royal Pawn of Venice
Mrs. Lawrence Turnbull
They have a notion that it is the function in life of the Signori to amuse themselves.New Italian sketches
John Addington Symonds
O Signori, impossibile; that I should be guilty of such an act!The Three Midshipmen
- an Italian man: usually used before a name as a title equivalent to Mr
- an Italian man: a title of respect equivalent to sir
Word Origin and History for signori
an Italian lord or gentleman, 1570s, from Italian signore, from Latin seniorem, accusative of senior (see senior (adj.)). Feminine form signora is from 1630s; diminutive signorina is first recorded 1820.