senhorita

noun
se·​nho·​ri·​ta | \ ˌsē-nyə-ˈrē-tə How to pronounce senhorita (audio) \

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about senhorita

Time Traveler for senhorita

Time Traveler

The first known use of senhorita was in 1874

See more words from the same year

Statistics for senhorita

Cite this Entry

“Senhorita.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/senhorita. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on senhorita

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for senhorita

Comments on senhorita

What made you want to look up senhorita? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!