senhor

noun
se·​nhor | \ si-ˈnyȯr How to pronounce senhor (audio) \
plural senhors or senhores\ si-​ˈnyȯr-​ēsh How to pronounce senhores (audio) , -​ēzh , -​ēs , -​ēz \

Definition of senhor

: a Portuguese or Brazilian man used as a title equivalent to Mr.

First Known Use of senhor

1795, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for senhor

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

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“Senhor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/senhor. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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