signorina

noun
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 signorine (audio) \

Definition of signorina

: an unmarried Italian woman used as a title equivalent to Miss

First Known Use of signorina

1750, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for signorina

Italian, from diminutive of signora

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“Signorina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/signorina. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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