heir·​ess | \ ˈer-əs \

Definition of heiress

: a woman who is an heir especially to great wealth

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But the newlyweds are already back on the social circuit, having RSVP'd yes to the nuptials of heiress Isha Ambani, a longtime friend of Chopra's—and one of her bridesmaids. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Attended Their Friend's Wedding—and Of Course They Looked Spectacular," 12 Dec. 2018 All really does end well in Meghan and Trevor’s split, as Tracey also happens to be the heiress and daughter of a multi-millionaire executive, thought to be worth around $200 million. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle's Ex-Husband, Trevor Engelson, Just Married An Heiress Worth $200 Million," 10 Oct. 2018 This summer, the Estée Lauder heiress and businesswoman headed to Ibiza with her family for a few weeks, staying at a villa named Casa Blanca near Santa Eulària des Riu. Lale Arikoglu, Condé Nast Traveler, "Aerin Lauder Keeps Going Back to Ibiza," 30 Aug. 2018 Land ownership wasn’t traditionally recognized by the Hawaiian people, and the heiress to the Valley received about half of the land that was hers. Annemarie Conte, Woman's Day, "I Took My Daughter to Hawaii to Teach Her How to Be a Better Traveler," 1 Aug. 2018 The 128-room mansion in Palm Beach was built by cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post in 1927. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "A History of Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump's American Castle," 22 Dec. 2017 September 1998 Donald Trump, who is 52 at the time, has been dating the Norwegian heiress Celina Midelfart for several months while finalizing his divorce from second wife Marla Maples. Helin Jung, Cosmopolitan, "A Definitive Timeline of Donald and Melania Trump's Relationship," 27 Jan. 2017 That someone was Isabella Calthorpe (full name: Isabella Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe), an objectively beautiful British heiress. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Who Is Isabella Calthorpe? What You Need to Know About Prince William's Rumored Former Crush," 23 Sep. 2018 Tesla Crane, heiress to the Crane fortune, and Shalmanseer Steward, a retired private detective, are on their honeymoon cruise from Earth to Mars. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Return to an alternate history space race with two new Lady Astronaut novels," 18 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of heiress

1607, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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


heir·​ess | \ ˈer-əs \

Kids Definition of heiress

: a girl or a woman who is an heir

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