Definition of heiress
: a woman who is an heir especially to great wealth
Recent Examples of heiress from the Web
Lauren King Thompson, who plays a wealthy heiress and a scheming social climber, among others, has a memorable duet with the superb Chaz Feuerstine, whose characters include an ambitious reporter and an amusingly excitable police inspector.
The cast this year includes Elettra Lamborghini, the car heiress granddaughter of Ferruccio Lamborghini, who will welcome the global cast to her homeland.
A devious maid, Sookee (Kim Tae-ri), worms her way into the employment of a beautiful young heiress, Lady Hideko (Kim Min-hee), who is being held hostage in a mansion by her uncle (Cho Jin-woong), who intends to marry her for her fortune.
Krenwinkel, 69, was convicted of seven counts of first-degree murder for participating in the August 1969 Manson family killings of seven people, including pregnant actress Sharon Tate and coffee heiress Abigail Folger.
Victoria Swarovski (as in, the heiress to the jewelry company) recently tied the knot with Werner Mürz while wearing a breathtaking gown adorned with 500,000 Swarovski crystals, according to The Insider.
Among the victims was pregnant actress Sharon Tate, who was married to director Roman Polanski, Folger Coffee heiress Abigail Folger, and celebrity hairstylist Jay Sebring.
The 23-year-old Swarovski heiress married her partner of six years in front of 250 guests as part of a three-day wedding extravaganza in Italy — and the photos are total #WeddingGoals.
Any good heir and heiress worth their salt knows how and when to get out of dodge.
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First Known Use of heiress
HEIRESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of heiress for English Language Learners
: a girl or woman who is an heir; especially : a girl or woman who inherits a large amount of money
HEIRESS Defined for Kids
Definition of heiress for Students
: a girl or a woman who is an heir
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