Origin of duchess
Examples from the Web for duchess
He called her The Duchess, and if The Duchess didn't like something, then it was of no value.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Barclays Center where the Duke and Duchess will be seated would have stood in thick of where the pivotal action transpired.The British Royals Reinvade Brooklyn: William and Kate Come Watch Basketball on Historic Battle Site|Justin Jones|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Diez said he married the duchess for love, not money.
As a wedding gift, the duchess installed a cinema screen in her Duenas Palace for her younger husband.
A flamboyant, multi-titled, multiply married royal to remember, the Duchess of Alba died Thursday at the age of 88.
She was no longer a duchess by patent; she was a queen by right of inheritance; she was now to be a power among the great.The Puppet Crown|Harold MacGrath
He sat by the duchess, and spoke to her in a low voice, and with seriousness.Lothair|Benjamin Disraeli
To excuse himself, he recalled certain words which the Duchess had said.The Enemies of Women|Vicente Blasco Ibez
There was such awe-inspiring majesty in the action, that David felt certain she must be, at the very least, a duchess.The Following of the Star|Florence L. Barclay
"I did not know that spirits were addicted to bad language," said the Duchess.
British Dictionary definitions for duchess
Word Origin for duchess
Word Origin and History for duchess
c.1300, from Old French duchesse, from Late Latin or Medieval Latin ducissa, fem. of dux (see duke (n.)). Often spelled dutchess until early 19c. (e.g. Dutchess County, New York, U.S.).