duchess

noun duch·ess \ ˈdə-chəs \

Definition of duchess

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

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Origin and Etymology of duchess

Middle English duchesse, from Anglo-French, from duc duke


DUCHESS Defined for English Language Learners

duchess

noun

Definition of duchess for English Language Learners

  • : the wife or widow of a duke

  • : a woman who has the same rank as a duke


DUCHESS Defined for Kids

duchess

noun duch·ess \ ˈdə-chəs \

Definition of duchess for Students

1 :the wife or widow of a duke
2 :a woman who has the same rank as a duke

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