crown prince

noun
|Updated on: 7 Jun 2018

Definition of crown prince

1 : a male heir apparent to a crown or throne
2 : one prepared or favored to fill a prospective position

Examples of crown prince in a Sentence

  1. the Crown Prince of Spain

  2. He's been heralded as the crown prince of jazz.

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First Known Use of crown prince

1791

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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CROWN PRINCE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of crown prince for English Language Learners

  • : a prince who is expected to become king when the current king or queen dies

  • : a man or boy who people expect to become a leader in some field


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