elec·​tress i-ˈlek-trəs How to pronounce electress (audio)
: the wife or widow of a German elector

Word History

First Known Use

1616, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of electress was in 1616

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“Electress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electress. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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