signor

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

Definition of signor

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

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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“Signor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/signor. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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