se·​nho·​ri·​ta ˌsē-nyə-ˈrē-tə How to pronounce senhorita (audio)
: an unmarried Portuguese or Brazilian girl or woman
used as a title equivalent to Miss

Word History


Portuguese, from diminutive of senhora

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of senhorita was in 1874

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“Senhorita.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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