senhorita

noun
se·​nho·​ri·​ta | \ˌsē-nyə-ˈrē-tə \

Definition of senhorita 

: an unmarried Portuguese or Brazilian girl or woman used as a title equivalent to Miss

First Known Use of senhorita

1874, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for senhorita

Portuguese, from diminutive of senhora

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