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

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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PEERESS Defined for English Language Learners

peeress

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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