se·​nhor si-ˈnyȯr How to pronounce senhor (audio)
plural senhors or senhores si-ˈnyȯr-ēsh How to pronounce senhor (audio)
: a Portuguese or Brazilian man
used as a title equivalent to Mr.

Word History


Portuguese, from Medieval Latin senior superior, lord, from Latin, adjective, elder

First Known Use

1795, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of senhor was in 1795

Dictionary Entries Near senhor

Cite this Entry

“Senhor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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