peeress

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noun peer·ess \ˈpir-əs\

Definition of peeress

  1. 1 :  the wife or widow of a peer

  2. 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>

1688

First Known Use of peeress

1688


PEERESS Defined for English Language Learners

peeress

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noun peer·ess \ˈpir-əs\

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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