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peeress

noun peer·ess \ˈpir-əs\

: a woman who is a member of the British nobility

: the wife or widow of a peer (sense 2)

Full Definition of PEERESS

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

Examples of PEERESS

  1. <a wedding invitation eagerly sought by every peer and peeress in the realm>

First Known Use of PEERESS

1688

Rhymes with PEERESS

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