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senhorita

[seen-yuh-ree-tuh, seyn-; Portuguese se-nyaw-ree-tuh] /ˌsin yəˈri tə, ˌseɪn-; Portuguese ˌsɛ nyɔˈri tə/
noun, plural senhoritas
[seen-yuh-ree-tuh z, seyn-; Portuguese se-nyaw-ree-tuh sh] /ˌsin yəˈri təz, ˌseɪn-; Portuguese ˌsɛ nyɔˈri təʃ/ (Show IPA)
1.
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
1870-1875
1870-75; < Portuguese, diminutive of senhora

señorita

[seyn-yuh-ree-tuh, seen-; Spanish se-nyaw-ree-tah] /ˌseɪn yəˈri tə, ˌsin-; Spanish sɛ nyɔˈri tɑ/
noun, plural señoritas
[seyn-yuh-ree-tuh z, seen-; Spanish se-nyaw-ree-tahs] /ˌseɪn yəˈri təz, ˌsin-; Spanish sɛ nyɔˈri tɑs/ (Show IPA)
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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Srta

abbreviation
1.
Señorita

señorita

/ˌsɛnjɔːˈriːtə; Spanish seɲoˈrita/
noun (pl) -tas (-təz; Spanish) (-tas)
1.
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
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Word Origin and History for srta

senorita

n.

"a young Spanish lady," 1823, from Spanish señorita, Spanish title corresponding to English "Miss," diminutive of señora (see senora). The Portuguese equivalent is senhorita.

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Srta.

Señorita
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