patroness

noun pa·tron·ess \ ˈpā-trə-nəs \

Definition of patroness

: a woman who is a patron

Examples of patroness in a Sentence

  1. a patroness of the arts

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First Known Use of patroness

15th century


PATRONESS Defined for English Language Learners

patroness

noun

Definition of patroness for English Language Learners

  • : a woman who gives money and support to an artist, organization, etc. : a female patron


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