baronetess

[ bar-uh-ni-tis, bar-uh-net-is ]
/ ˈbær ə nɪ tɪs, ˌbær əˈnɛt ɪs /

noun

a woman holding the rank of a baronet in her own right. Abbreviation: Btss
the wife or widow of a baronet. Abbreviation: Btss

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Origin of baronetess

First recorded in 1650–60; baronet + -ess
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Example sentences from the Web for baronetess

  • 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