senhorita

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noun se·nho·ri·ta \ˌsē-nyə-ˈrē-tə\

Definition of senhorita

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

Origin and Etymology of senhorita

Portuguese, from diminutive of senhora


First Known Use: 1874


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