si·​gnor | \ sēn-ˈyȯr How to pronounce signor (audio) \
variants: or less commonly signior \ sēn-​ˈyȯr How to pronounce signior (audio) \
plural signors or signori\ sēn-​ˈyȯr-​(ˌ)ē How to pronounce signori (audio) \ also signiors

Definition of signor

: an Italian man usually of rank or gentility used as a title equivalent to Mr.

Examples of signor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bright was an authorized signor of bank accounts for the schools and the father of the schools’ CFO, Greg Bright. Arika Herron, Indianapolis Star, "Two virtual schools defrauded Indiana of $68 million and funneled more to execs," 12 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of signor

1539, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for signor

Italian signore, signor, from Medieval Latin senior superior, lord — more at senor

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28 Feb 2020

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“Signor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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