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


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

Origin of baronetess

First recorded in 1650–60; baronet + -ess Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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