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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Used as a courtesy title before the surname, full name, or professional title of a man in a Spanish-speaking area.
  • n. Used as a form of polite address for a man in a Spanish-speaking area.
  • n. A Spanish or Spanish-speaking man.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Spanish title of courtesy corresponding to the English Mr. or Sir; also, a gentleman.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gentleman; in address, sir; as a title, Mr.: in Spanish use.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a Spanish title or form of address for a man; similar to the English `Mr' or `sir'

Etymologies

Spanish, from Old Spanish sennor, from Vulgar Latin *senior, lord, from Latin, senior; see senior.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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