Definition of Herr in English:


nounPlural Herren

  • 1A title or form of address used of or to a German-speaking man, corresponding to Mr and also used before a rank or occupation.

    ‘good morning, Herr Weber’
    ‘my trip with the Herr Doktor was postponed’
    • ‘When Herr Bott left Lahore to join the forces of Adolf Hitler in 1940, he was only 18 years old and was fired with a patriotism that bordered on ‘rashness’ as he now jovially recalls.’
    • ‘Well, one time in German class, Herr Holstein told me I needed to control my ADD.’
    • ‘Coun Bullinger was joined by the two boys, 22 other pupils, parents and teachers Mrs Rubesamen and her colleague Herr Lendzian, who brings his class to London in October.’
    1. 1.1 A German man.


German, from Old High German hērro, comparative of hēr ‘exalted’.