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baronetess

[bar-uh-ni-tis, bar-uh net-is] /ˈbær ə nɪ tɪs, ˌbærˈənɛt ɪs/
noun
1.
a woman holding the rank of a baronet in her own right.
Abbreviation: Btss.
2.
the wife or widow of a baronet.
Abbreviation: Btss.
Origin of baronetess
1650-1660
First recorded in 1650-60; baronet + -ess
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  • Our baronetess is a good-hearted woman in reality—with a little flummery—only she's apt to be taken in by sounding phrases.

    It Never Can Happen Again William De Morgan

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