peeress

noun
peer·​ess | \ ˈpir-əs How to pronounce peeress (audio) \

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

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Examples of peeress in a Sentence

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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The first known use of peeress was in 1688

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“Peeress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peeress. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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peeress

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English Language Learners Definition of peeress

: a woman who is a member of the British nobility
: the wife or widow of a peer (sense 2)

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