Definition of 'sir'
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Would sir like to taste the cheese? Times, Sunday Times (2007)Or would sir like to be dissolved in caustic potash and then flushed away down the sewers? Times, Sunday Times (2010)How funky would sir like the wheels? Times, Sunday Times (2010)How would sir like his eggs? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Which row of seats would you like, sir? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Will you come this way, sir? CHARMED LIFE (1977)You need to know, sir. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Little people like me, sir. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Which way does sir dress? Times, Sunday Times (2010)What shall we say, sir, for the elephant? Vanity Fair (1837) Sorry, sir, shut up and pay up. Times, Sunday Times (2009) Sorry, sir, not on the guest list. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Yes, sir, just like rabbit. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Step this way, sir, if you please. A Christmas Carol (1843)The bodyguard replied: 'Yes sir. The Sun (2011)I don't like it, sir. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'sir'
British English: sir /sɜː/ NOUN
People sometimes say sir as a polite way of addressing a man.
Excuse me sir, is this your car?
- American English: sir
- Arabic: سَيِّدِي
- Brazilian Portuguese: senhor
- Chinese: 先生
- Croatian: gospodin
- Czech: sir
- Danish: herre
- Dutch: meneer
- European Spanish: señor
- Finnish: herra arvonimi tai puhuttelusana
- French: monsieur
- German: Herr Höflichkeitsform
- Greek: σερ
- Italian: signore
- Japanese: あなた
- Korean: 경 호칭
- Norwegian: herr
- Polish: pan
- European Portuguese: senhor
- Romanian: domn
- Russian: сэр
- Spanish: señor
- Swedish: herrn
- Thai: คำสุภาพสำหรับเรียกผู้ชาย
- Turkish: efendim
- Ukrainian: сер
- Vietnamese: ngài quý ông
Definition of sir from the Collins English Dictionary
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