View synonyms for heiress


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  1. a woman who inherits or has a right of inheritance, especially a woman who has inherited or will inherit considerable wealth.


/ ˈɛərɪs /


  1. a woman who inherits or expects to inherit great wealth
  2. property law a female heir

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Gender Note

See -ess.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of heiress1

First recorded in 1650–60; heir + -ess

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Example Sentences

In the weeks leading up to the premiere of Inventing Anna, a nine-part series about the ersatz heiress Anna Delvey, Netflix’s marketing team posted a giant receipt on one of the perimeter walls of the Gansevoort Hotel.

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The 59-year-old heiress is on trial for grooming underage girls for Epstein, her former boyfriend, from 1994 to 2004, and of abusing them herself.

The tax records of both Kelley, the tobacco billionaire, and Weber, the soup heiress, show losses for at least 16 straight years, with their horse racing entities never once turning a profit.

She was tarred with accusations of being an entitled heiress, a child of privilege, the product of too much leniency.

The hotel heiress was photographed back in 2005 at her younger sister Nicky’s fashion show in Las Vegas.

To get to watch (his Heiress co-star) Jessica Chastain was a big inspiration.

DS: I was on stage doing The Heiress on Broadway, and that was a great way to turn 30.

Miss Berki said that the heiress later e-mailed to apologise for any misunderstanding.

After turning down Playboy, the acting heiress poses for her first cover shoot, which was captured by photographer Tony Duran.

Rivals tagged her an apparatchik, an heiress, handpicked by a mayor/mentor said to nickname her “ma petite Anne,” my little Anne.

Old Mrs. Wurzel and the buxom but not too well-favoured heiress of the house of Grains were at the head of the table.

It had come into the family through the marriage of a former earl with the heiress of the great Chudleigh family.

Mrs. Barford, as a country heiress, had received a boarding-school education, and was very superior to Letty in every respect.

This is the time when he was in correspondence with Modeste Mignon and wished to espouse that rich heiress.

Janet Marward, heiress and titular baroness of Skryne in Meath, a manor worth some 200l.


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