peeress

noun peer·ess \ ˈpir-əs \

Definition of peeress

1 :the wife or widow of a peer
2 :a woman who holds in her own right the rank of a peer

Examples of peeress in a Sentence

  1. a wedding invitation eagerly sought by every peer and peeress in the realm

First Known Use of peeress

1688


PEERESS Defined for English Language Learners

peeress

noun

Definition of peeress for English Language Learners

  • : a woman who is a member of the British nobility

  • : the wife or widow of a peer (sense 2)



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