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Used as a courtesy title before the name of a woman in an Italian-speaking area.
[Italian, from Latin domina; see Doña.]
Donna(ˈdɒnə; Italian ˈdɔnna)
an Italian title of address equivalent to Madam, indicating respect
[C17: from Italian, from Latin domina lady, feminine of dominus lord, master]
n., pl. -nas.
1. (cap.) Madam; Lady: an Italian title of respect prefixed to the given name of a woman.
2. an Italian lady.
[1660–70; < Italian < Latin domina, feminine of dominus]