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

  • n. Used as a courtesy title before the surname or full name of a girl or unmarried woman in a Spanish-speaking area.
  • n. Used as a form of address for a girl or young woman in a Spanish-speaking area.
  • n. A Spanish or Spanish-speaking unmarried woman or girl.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A young woman in or from a Hispanophone community.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Spanish title of courtesy given to a young lady; Miss; also, a young lady.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A young lady; in address, miss; as a title, Miss: in Spanish use.
  • n. In ichthyology, a graceful little labroid fish of California, Pseudojulis or Oxyjulis modestus.
  • n. A Californian fish, Halichæres semicinctus.

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

  • n. a Spanish title or form of address used to or of an unmarried girl or woman; similar to the English `Miss'


Spanish, diminutive of señora, señora; see señora.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from Spanish señorita (Wiktionary)


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