Definition of monsieur
messieursplay \məs-ˈyə(r)(z), məsh-, mās-; mə-ˈsir(z)\
: a Frenchman of high rank or station —used as a title equivalent to Mister and prefixed to the name of a Frenchman
Recent Examples of monsieur from the Web
After the last debutante is placed on stage, the jeunes messieurs bow to the debutantes and in turn, the young ladies do a group curtsey.
Her picks for the main meal: herring foam and caviar or pigs trotters for the 'rents and a croque monsieur for the tike.
For lunch and dinner, escargots, pate, Prince Edward Island mussels, foie gras, two quiche varieties, Kobe beef burgers and sandwiches like croquet monsieur.
Who serves a croque monsieur, albondigas soup and tri-tip dressed with dry vermouth-spiked creamed spinach — in a sports bar?
ORDER THE: Corsican charcuterie (think thinly sliced ham and rustic saucissons); seared scallops; truffled croque monsieur; ham and cheese sandwich; crepe with artichokes.
Meat: As with a croque monsieur, the meat of choice is sliced ham.
Moments later a food server appeared at their table with their croque-monsieur and carved turkey sandwiches.
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Origin and Etymology of monsieur
Middle French, literally, my lord
First Known Use: 1512See Words from the same year
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