si·​gno·​ri·​na ˌsē-nyə-ˈrē-nə How to pronounce signorina (audio)
plural signorinas or signorine ˌsē-nyə-ˈrē-(ˌ)nā How to pronounce signorina (audio)
: an unmarried Italian woman
used as a title equivalent to Miss

Word History


Italian, from diminutive of signora

First Known Use

1750, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of signorina was in 1750

Dictionary Entries Near signorina

Cite this Entry

“Signorina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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