grandee

[ gran-dee ]
/ grænˈdi /

noun

a man of high social position or eminence, especially a Spanish or Portuguese nobleman.

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Origin of grandee

1590–1600; <Spanish, Portuguese grande, with ending assimilated to -ee

OTHER WORDS FROM grandee

gran·dee·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for grandee

grandee
/ (ɡrænˈdiː) /

noun

a Spanish or Portuguese prince or nobleman of the highest rank
a man of great rank or eminence

Derived forms of grandee

grandeeship, noun

Word Origin for grandee

C16: from Spanish grande
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