[ bar-uh-ni-tis, bar-uh-net-is ]

  1. a woman holding the rank of a baronet in her own right. Abbreviation: Btss

  2. the wife or widow of a baronet. Abbreviation: Btss

Origin of baronetess

First recorded in 1650–60; baronet + -ess

Words Nearby baronetess Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use baronetess in a sentence

  • 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