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strong American English pronunciation: sir /sɜr/  weak American English pronunciation: sir /sər/

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  1. 1
    spoken used as a polite way of speaking to a man. This word can be used by someone who works in a store or restaurant for speaking to a customer, by someone speaking to a senior officer, or by someone speaking to another person whose name they do not know

    That'll be $5.50, please, sir.

    Would you like a drink, sir?

    Excuse me sir, do you know what the time is?

    1. a.
      American used by a boy or young man as a polite way of speaking to an older man

      "Does your mother know about this?" "No, sir."

  2. 2
    British spoken used by students for talking to or about a male teacher

    If you don't know the answer, ask sir.

    Sir, may I go to the toilet?

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