One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in Portuguese-speaking countries) a woman, especially a married woman (often used as a title or polite form of address)‘I look forward to hearing what Senhora Rocha decides’
- ‘I think your photographs are going to come out nicely, minha senhora.’
- ‘‘She called you uma bomba,’ he replies, smiling. ‘It means that she thinks you're a babe. She thinks you're very beautiful, senhora.’’
- ‘There is a lovely saying in Portuguese when the grapes change colour, which they do from one day to the next in the Douro Valley: ‘oh my, senhora, the painter came last night’.’
Portuguese, feminine of senhor.
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