monsieur

See also: Monsieur

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

French monsieur

NounEdit

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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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mə.sjø/, (archaic, sometimes used jocularly) /mɔ.sjø/, (obsolete) /mɔ̃.sjø/
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NounEdit

monsieur m (plural messieurs)

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

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