sir


sir
sir
W3 [sə strong sə: $ sər strong sə:r] n
[Date: 1200-1300; Origin: SIRE1]
1.) spoken used when speaking to a man in order to be polite or show respect
'Report back to me in an hour, sergeant.' 'Yes, sir.'
Can I help you, sir?
Sir! You dropped your wallet.
→↑madam, BrEma'amAmE
2.) Dear Sir/Sirs
used at the beginning of a formal letter to a man or to people you do not know
3.) Sir
a title used before the first name of a ↑knight or ↑baronet
Sir Paul McCartney
Sir Jasper
4.) BrE spoken used by children at school when speaking to or talking about a male teacher
Sir, I've forgotten my homework.
Look out - sir's coming back!
→↑miss2 (4)
5.) no/yes sir! also no/yes siree! especially AmE
old-fashioned spoken used to emphasize a statement or an answer to a question
I will not have that man in my home, no sir!

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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