czarina

noun
cza·ri·na | \zä-ˈrē-nə, (t)sä- \
variants: or less commonly tsarina or tzarina

Definition of czarina 

: the wife of a czar

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Tamim’s younger sister, Mayassa, is Qatar’s culture czarina — an art world behemoth who, at the age of 30, had an estimated annual budget of $1 billion. Written By Declan Walsh; Photographs By Tomas Munita, New York Times, "Tiny, Wealthy Qatar Goes Its Own Way, and Pays for It," 22 Jan. 2018 There, King Stanislaw II August Poniatowski was trying to rebuild the nation’s strength despite the menacing influence of Russian czarina Catherine the Great, his former lover and patron. Erick Trickey, Smithsonian, "The Polish Patriot Who Helped Americans Beat the British," 8 Mar. 2017 Rumor and street culture—jokes, postcards, sayings, bawdy plays performed in saloons—changed the image of the czar and the czarina, desacralized them, before and during the war. Olga Ingurazova, Smithsonian, "What Ever Happened to the Russian Revolution?," 29 Sep. 2017 And Thrive Global, the wellness-crusading company that new media czarina Arianna Huffington founded nearly a year ago, didn’t invent downtime. Clifton Leaf, Fortune, "Arianna Huffington Adds a Do-Not-Disturb Sign to Your Samsung Phone," 19 Oct. 2017 The Russian Poles see the new czarina, Marina, a proud Pole, as a champion. Anthony Tommasini, New York Times, "Review: Flawed but Fascinating Dvorak Opera in a Rare Staging," 31 July 2017 There, King Stanislaw II August Poniatowski was trying to rebuild the nation’s strength despite the menacing influence of Russian czarina Catherine the Great, his former lover and patron. Erick Trickey, Smithsonian, "The Polish Patriot Who Helped Americans Beat the British," 8 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of czarina

1717, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for czarina

probably modification of German Zarin, from Zar czar, from Russian tsar'

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czarina

noun

English Language Learners Definition of czarina

: the wife of a Russian czar

czarina

noun
cza·ri·na | \zä-ˈrē-nə\

Kids Definition of czarina

: the wife of a czar

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