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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

señorita

[seyn-yuh-ree-tuh, seen-; Spanish se-nyaw-ree-tah]
noun, plural señoritas [seyn-yuh-ree-tuhz, seen-; Spanish se-nyaw-ree-tahs] .
1.
a Spanish term of address equivalent to miss, used alone or capitalized and prefixed to the name of a girl or unmarried woman. Abbreviation: Srta.
2.
a cigar-shaped wrasse, Oxyjulis californica, found off the coast of California, olive brown above shading to creamy white below.

Origin:
1815–25, Americanism; < Spanish, diminutive of señora

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señorita (ˌsɛnjɔːˈriːtə, Spanish seɲoˈrita)
 
n , pl -tas
an unmarried Spanish or Spanish-speaking woman: a title of address equivalent to Miss when placed before a name or madam or miss when used alone

Srta
 
abbreviation for
Señorita

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senorita
"a young Spanish lady," 1823, from Sp. señorita, Sp. title corresponding to Eng. "Miss," dim. of señora, fem. of señor (see senior).
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Srta.
Señorita
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