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  1. a woman who is an ambassador.
  2. the wife of an ambassador.
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Origin of ambassadress

First recorded in 1585–95; ambassad(o)r + -ess

Usage note

See -ess.
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Examples from the Web for ambassadress

Historical Examples

  • Was I wrong in declining to have mademoiselle Guimard as ambassadress?

    Memoirs of the Comtesse du Barry

    Etienne Leon Lamothe-Langon

  • By the side of the Ambassadress was a tall, fashionable, haughty beauty.

  • Who will give the odds that we do not again see her an ambassadress?

  • After a little hesitation she said it had been exactly that of the French ambassadress.

    Human Intercourse

    Philip Gilbert Hamerton

  • More than his ambassadress to the tzin, she bore his prophecy to the generations of the future.

    The Fair God

    Lew Wallace