senorita

noun
se·​no·​ri·​ta | \ ˌsān-yə-ˈrē-tə How to pronounce senorita (audio) \
variants: or señorita

Definition of senorita

: an unmarried Spanish or Spanish-speaking girl or woman used as a title equivalent to Miss

Examples of senorita in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Love the artwork on your book cover, with the dangerous looking senorita along with freaky birds and trees you're known for. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "The secrets of Drive-By Truckers’ trippy album covers," 19 Dec. 2019 Football managers reared their boogie heads once again this term when a video surfaced of Pep Guardiola doing his best at courting the attentions of a Spanish senorita. SI.com, "The Definitive 2018/19 Alternative European End of Season Awards," 6 June 2019 The cakes are filled with margarita butter cream and covered with vanilla butter cream and decorated like a pretty Mexican senorita’s skirt. Erica Boniface, The Know, "Where to party in Denver for Cinco de Mayo 2017," 2 May 2017

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First Known Use of senorita

1822, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for senorita

Spanish señorita, from diminutive of señora

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“Senorita.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/senorita. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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