Simple Definition of archduchess
: a princess of the royal family of Austria
: the wife or widow of an archduke
Full Definition of archduchess
1 : the wife or widow of an archduke
2 : a woman having in her own right a rank equal to that of an archduke
Origin of archduchess
French archiduchesse, feminine of archiduc archduke, from Middle French archeduc
First Known Use: 1555
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