vicereine

noun

vice·​reine ˈvīs-ˌrān How to pronounce vicereine (audio)
1
: the wife of a viceroy
2
: a woman who is a viceroy

Word History

Etymology

French, from vice- + reine queen, from Old French, from Latin regina, feminine of reg-, rex king — more at royal

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of vicereine was in 1823

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Cite this Entry

“Vicereine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vicereine. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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