noun pres·i·dent·ess \ˈprez(ə)dəntə̇s\

Definition of presidentess




  1. 1 :  a female president :  a woman that presides … they formed a tea society, with the parson's wife for presidentess, and her oldest daughter for secretary. — James Fenimore Cooper, Homeward Bound, 1849

  2. 2 :  the wife of a president

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