archduchess

noun
arch·duch·ess | \-ˈdə-chəs \

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

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Sarah Lipinski, a 26-year-old accountant, remembers sitting on a bench at the Clark and nursing her then 4-month-old daughter, Nadia, while the tour guide provided insights on a 1604 portrait of an Austrian archduchess. Polya Lesova, WSJ, "At Museum ‘Stroller Tours,’ Babies Cry, Nap and Admire Kandinsky," 23 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of archduchess

1555, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for archduchess

French archiduchesse, feminine of archiduc archduke, from Middle French archeduc

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archduchess

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English Language Learners Definition of archduchess

: a princess of the royal family of Austria

: the wife or widow of an archduke

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