Monsieur



[muh s-yur; French muh-syœ] /məsˈyɜr; French məˈsyœ/

noun, plural messieurs
[meys-yurz, mes-erz; French me-syœ] /meɪsˈyɜrz, ˈmɛs ərz; French mɛˈsyœ/ (Show IPA)
1.
the conventional French title of respect and term of address for a man, corresponding to Mr. or sir.
/French məsjø; English məsˈjɜː/
noun (pl) messieurs (French) (mesjø; English) (ˈmɛsəz)
1.
a French title of address equivalent to sir when used alone or Mr when placed before a name
n.

1510s, from French monsieur, from mon sieur “my lord,” from sieur “lord,” shortened form of seigneur (see monseigneur) It was the historical title for the second son or next younger brother of the king of France.

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