si·​gnor sēn-ˈyȯr How to pronounce signor (audio)
variants or less commonly signior
plural signors or signori sēn-ˈyȯr-(ˌ)ē How to pronounce signor (audio) also signiors
: an Italian man usually of rank or gentility
used as a title equivalent to Mr.

Word History


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

First Known Use

1539, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of signor was in 1539

Dictionary Entries Near signor

Cite this Entry

“Signor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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