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signor

noun si·gnor \sēn-ˈyȯr\

Definition of signor

plural signors or si·gno·ri play \sēn-ˈyȯr-(ˌ)ē\ also signiors

  1. :  an Italian man usually of rank or gentility —used as a title equivalent to Mr.



Variants of signor

also si·gnior play \sēn-ˈyȯr\

Origin of signor

Italian signore, signor, from Medieval Latin senior superior, lord — more at senor


First Known Use: 1545

Other Forms of Address Terms


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