monsieur

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noun mon·sieur \məs-ˈyə(r), məsh-; mə-ˈsir\

Definition of monsieur

plural

messieurs

play \məs-ˈyə(r)(z), məsh-, mās-; mə-ˈsir(z)\
  1. :  a Frenchman of high rank or station —used as a title equivalent to Mister and prefixed to the name of a Frenchman

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Origin and Etymology of monsieur

Middle French, literally, my lord


First Known Use: 1512

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