citizeness

[sit-uh-zuh-nis, -suh-]

Origin of citizeness

First recorded in 1790–1800; citizen + -ess

Usage note

See -ess.
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Examples from the Web for citizeness

Historical Examples of citizeness

  • But he is denounced—and gravely—by the Citizen and Citizeness Defarge.

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Charles Dickens

  • The wood-sawyer said he would be proud and flattered to attend the citizeness.

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Charles Dickens

  • No, citizeness, I have long been determined you shall be my mate.

    The False Chevalier

    William Douw Lighthall

  • "Yes, citizeness," replied the judge, startled at his being questioned.

    The Countess of Charny

    Alexandre Dumas (pere)

  • "There you are, citizeness; here's your physic," said the drug clerk.

    The Countess of Charny

    Alexandre Dumas (pere)