archduchess

[ ahrch-duhch-is ]
/ ˈɑrtʃˈdʌtʃ ɪs /

noun

the wife of an archduke.
a princess of the Austrian imperial family.

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Origin of archduchess

1610–20; arch-1 + duchess, modeled on French archiduchesse

usage note for archduchess

See -ess.
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British Dictionary definitions for archduchess

archduchess
/ (ˈɑːtʃˈdʌtʃɪs) /

noun

the wife or widow of an archduke
(since 1453) a princess of the Austrian imperial family, esp a daughter of the Austrian emperor
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