noun \ˈprin(t)-səs, ˈprin-ˌses, (usual British) prin-ˈses\

: a female member of a royal family; especially : a daughter or granddaughter of a king or queen

: the wife of a prince

: a usually attractive girl or woman who is treated with special attention and kindness

Full Definition of PRINCESS

archaic :  a woman having sovereign power
:  a female member of a royal family; especially :  a daughter or granddaughter of a sovereign
:  the consort of a prince
:  one likened to a princess; especially :  a woman of high rank or of high standing in her class or profession <a pop music princess>

Examples of PRINCESS

  1. She's just a stuck-up princess.
  2. <as the reigning princess of pop music, she exerts an enormous influence over teens>

First Known Use of PRINCESS

14th century

Related to PRINCESS

Other Foreign Functionary Terms

count, despot, emir, wardrobe, yeoman


adjective \same as 1\

Definition of PRINCESS

:  close-fitting and usually with gores from neck to flaring hemline <a princess gown>

Variants of PRINCESS

princess or prin·cesse \prin-ˈses\

Origin of PRINCESS

French princesse princess, from prince
First Known Use: 1867

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator


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