Definition of heiress
: a woman who is an heir especially to great wealth
Recent Examples of heiress from the Web
Merrill’s mother was Marjorie Merriweather Post, heiress to the Post cereal fortune, and her father was E.F. Hutton, founder of the stockbroker firm that bore his name.
The judge ruled that the hotel heiress violated her probation for a previous traffic offense by knowingly driving without a valid license.
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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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