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duchess

noun duch·ess \ˈdə-chəs\

: the wife or widow of a duke

: a woman who has the same rank as a duke

Full Definition of DUCHESS

1
:  the wife or widow of a duke
2
:  a woman who holds the rank of duke in her own right

Origin of DUCHESS

Middle English duchesse, from Anglo-French, from duc duke
First Known Use: 14th century

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