heiress

noun
heir·​ess | \ ˈer-əs How to pronounce heiress (audio) \

Definition of heiress

: a woman who is an heir especially to great wealth

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Billionaire investor George Soros, heiress Abigail Disney and 17 other wealthy individuals published an open letter in June in support of Warren’s wealth tax and said lawmakers have a moral responsibility to levy higher taxes on the rich. Los Angeles Times, "The world’s richest could lose hundreds of billions under Warren’s wealth tax," 13 Sep. 2019 Such meet-and-greets are common during events at Mar-a-Lago, the exclusive club Trump has run since 1995 on the grounds of a 1920s mansion built by cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post. chicagotribune.com, "Chinese businesswoman convicted in Mar-a-Lago trespass case," 12 Sep. 2019 Such meet-and-greets are common during events at Mar-a-Lago, the exclusive club Trump has run since 1995 on the grounds of a 1920s mansion built by cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post. sun-sentinel.com, "Chinese businesswoman convicted in Mar-a-Lago trespass case," 11 Sep. 2019 Such meet-and-greets are common during events at Mar-a-Lago, the exclusive club Trump has run since 1995 on the grounds of a 1920s mansion built by cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post. Washington Post, "Chinese businesswoman guilty in Mar-a-Lago trespassing case," 11 Sep. 2019 Billionaire investor George Soros, heiress Abigail Disney and 17 other wealthy individuals published an open letter in June in support of Warren’s wealth tax and said lawmakers have a moral responsibility to levy higher taxes on the rich. Laura Davison, Fortune, "Richest Americans Would Have Lost Half Their Wealth Under Elizabeth Warren’s Tax Plan," 10 Sep. 2019 The National Hurricane Center placed the 126-room Mar-a-Lago mansion and grounds — built by cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post in Palm Beach, Florida, in the 1920s — in the path of Dorian. Dartunorro Clark, NBC News, "Ex-Canadian PM apologizes for 'rooting' for Hurricane Dorian to hit Trump's Mar-a-Lago," 30 Aug. 2019 Wealthy hotel heiress London Tipton from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Rachel Yang, Teen Vogue, "Unintelligent Asians Are Smart for Television," 8 Aug. 2019 It was said to be the favorite flower of Aline Barnsdall, an oil heiress who engaged Wright to build her a hilltop community on what is now Barnsdall Art Park. Mary Forgione, latimes.com, "Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House becomes L.A.’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site," 7 July 2019

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First Known Use of heiress

1607, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for heiress

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heiress

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English Language Learners Definition of heiress

: a girl or woman who is an heir especially : a girl or woman who inherits a large amount of money

heiress

noun
heir·​ess | \ ˈer-əs How to pronounce heiress (audio) \

Kids Definition of heiress

: a girl or a woman who is an heir

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