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(in Portuguese-speaking countries) a young woman, especially an unmarried one (often used as a title or polite form of address).
- ‘Fresh from a round of golf and a dinner at which dark-eyed senhoritas competed for his attention.’
- ‘His team of ‘senhoritas’ brought plates of carpaccio, cold meats, bowls of salads and baskets of bread.’
Portuguese, diminutive of senhora.
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