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princess

noun prin·cess \ ˈprin(t)-səs , ˈprin-ˌses , (usually British) prin-ˈses \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of princess

1 archaic :a woman having sovereign power
2 :a female member of a royal family; especially :a daughter or granddaughter of a sovereign
3 :the consort of a prince
4 :one likened to a princess; especially :a woman of high rank or of high standing in her class or profession
  • a pop music princess

Examples of princess in a Sentence

  1. She's just a stuck-up princess.

  2. as the reigning princess of pop music, she exerts an enormous influence over teens

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First Known Use of princess

14th century

princess Synonyms

Synonyms
goddess, diva, queen
Related Words
high priestess, priestess; prima donna

Other Foreign Functionary Terms


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princess

adjective prin·cess \ ˈprin(t)-səs , ˈprin-ˌses , (usually British) prin-ˈses \
variants: or princesse play \prin-ˈses\

Definition of princess

:close-fitting and usually with gores from neck to flaring hemline
  • a princess gown

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Origin and Etymology of princess

French princesse princess, from prince


PRINCESS Defined for English Language Learners

princess

noun

Definition of princess for English Language Learners

  • : a female member of a royal family; especially : a daughter or granddaughter of a king or queen

  • : the wife of a prince

  • : a usually attractive girl or woman who is treated with special attention and kindness


PRINCESS Defined for Kids

princess

noun prin·cess \ ˈprin-səs , -ˌses \

Definition of princess for Students

:a daughter or granddaughter of a monarch :a female member of a royal family


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