senhorita

senhorita

[seen-yuh-ree-tuh, seyn-; Portuguese se-nyaw-ree-tuh]
noun, plural senhoritas [seen-yuh-ree-tuhz, seyn-; Portuguese se-nyaw-ree-tuhsh] .
a Portuguese term of address equivalent to miss, used alone or capitalized and prefixed to the name of a girl or unmarried woman. Abbreviation: Srta.

Origin:
1870–75; < Portuguese, diminutive of senhora

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