monsieur

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French monsieur

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monsieur (plural monsieurs or messieurs)

  1. (dated) A man, especially a French gentleman.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick
      Pass round the decanters; glad to see ye; fill up, monsieurs!

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Etymology[edit]

From mon (my) + sieur, from the oblique case of Old French sire (cf. also seignor), ultimately from Latin senior.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mə.sjø/
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Noun[edit]

monsieur m (plural messieurs)

  1. mister, sir (a title or form of address for a man)

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