Definition of Herr in English:


nounplural noun Herren/ˈhe(ə)rən/

  • 1A title or form of address used of or to a German-speaking man, corresponding to Mr. and also used before a rank or occupation.

    ‘good morning, Herr Weber’
    • ‘my trip with the Herr Doktor was postponed’
    • ‘When Herr Bott left Lahore to join the forces of Adolf Hitler in 1940, he was only 18 years old and was fired with a patriotism that bordered on ‘rashness’ as he now jovially recalls.’
    • ‘Coun Bullinger was joined by the two boys, 22 other pupils, parents and teachers Mrs Rubesamen and her colleague Herr Lendzian, who brings his class to London in October.’
    • ‘Well, one time in German class, Herr Holstein told me I needed to control my ADD.’
    1. 1.1A German man.



/her/ /hɛr/


German, from Old High German hērro, comparative of hēr ‘exalted’.