- a nonreigning female member of a royal family.
- History/Historical. a female sovereign or monarch; queen.
- the consort of a prince.
- (in Great Britain) a daughter or granddaughter (if the child of a son) of a king or queen.
- a woman considered to have the qualities or characteristics of a princess.
- Also prin·cesse. (of a woman's dress, coat, or the like) styled with a close-fitting bodice and flared skirt, cut in single pieces, as gores, from shoulder to hem.
Origin of princess
Examples from the Web for princess
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Then he read the golden inscription and saw that she was a princess.In New Brothers Grimm 'Snow White', The Prince Doesn't Save Her
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Princess Ariel and Prince Eric walk down the aisle, and are greeted by a stout clergyman who is allegedly too happy to see them.When the Religious Right Attacked ‘The Little Mermaid’
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But when you are a princess of the United Kingdom, taking time off from fashion is not really an option.Kate Middleton, the Preggers Fashion Princess
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The prince and princess are hailed and received at the castle as king and queen.
Two puppies were carried in a basket, one of which the Princess accepted as a gift.
A long telegram from the Princess of Wales concluded: "I am praying for you."
The Princess smiled on the children as she came down the cypress trail.
A tame egret ruffled her white plumes at the Princess's shoulder.
- (in Britain) a daughter of the sovereign or of one of the sovereign's sons
- a nonreigning female member of a sovereign family
- the wife and consort of a prince
- any very attractive or outstanding woman
- Also called: princess dress, princess line a style of dress with a fitted bodice and an A-line skirt that is shaped by seams from shoulder to hem without a seam at the waistline
Word Origin and History for princess
late 14c., "woman of royal or noble birth; daughter or wife of a ruler or prince; female ruler," a native formation, or else from Old French princesse, fem. of prince (see prince). Cf. Medieval Latin principissa, Italian principessa. As a colloquial form of address to a woman or girl, it is recorded from 1924 (as a term of address to a lover, early 15c.).